Tips, tricks and industry information for video conferencing users, remote workers and small to medium-sized businesses.
We are a company that talks about working remotely pretty often. It's part of our sales pitch, part of our employee incentive package, and something we value as a solution that keeps companies competitive and cutting edge. According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, among the non-self-employed, the regular work-at-home population grew by 103 percent since 2005. But is it all rainbows and slippers in the remote work world? To answer that question, we share the disadvantages of teleworking and ways to combat the dark side of remote work.
As large companies and small businesses are becoming more remote, it can be difficult for managers to make sure their employees are happy and productive. One easy way for you to promote a work environment for happier remote employees is to offer them the option to work from a co-working space, either full-time or part-time. If your company is managing remote employees, we'll tell you four reasons you should offer and allow your remote workers to co-work.
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As a video conferencing provider for 10 years, we have had customers come to us with concerns they are receiving random incoming calls that immediately hang up. These types of spam calls can be alarming for first-time video users and employees responsible for securing the company network. We wanted to take a minute to put you at ease and explain video conferencing spam, what it can do, and how to avoid it.
Does it ever feel like you sit down at your desk at 8:00 am to start your day and the next time you look at the clock it's already 5:00 pm? Between meetings, emails, and doing daily tasks, the day is gone in a blink of an eye. Some days I leave the office feeling like I just conquered the day and others I feel leaving like I just traveled in time and got nothing done. What is it that makes these days so different? No matter the day there is always the same amount of time, that I can say for sure, but it is how effective I am in that time that makes the difference. Here are simple productivity tips you can start doing today to help you do more in less time.
Working for a global company has highlighted the differences in corporate culture, not only internally, but with our partners and customers worldwide. With our North American headquarters in the northeastern United States and our global headquarters in northern Norway, it has become somewhat of a joke how different our approaches to work-life balance can be. But here we are again, NBC News recently reported that Norway was officially named the Happiest Country according to the 2016 World Happiness Report. So this got me thinking, what are they doing right, that we here in America seem to be doing wrong? They are getting happier, while the report says the U.S. is getting sadder.
I love working for a video conferencing company. So much that I typically bring it up in conversation and am constantly pitching our services. I'll listen to someone talk about traveling a lot for work or how they are meeting with clients on a daily basis when all of a sudden a light bulb goes off and I can't help but think about how Easymeeting can help this person save time! In my experience, I have found that a number of people don't want to use video conferencing for all of the wrong reasons.