Tips, tricks and industry information for video conferencing users, remote workers and small to medium-sized businesses.
Working from home is a privilege and benefit many employees want. Some employees would even choose remote working over a pay raise. While the opportunity to work from home supports better work-life balance and comes with many advantages, it is important you remain productive and efficient as an employee. We've put together five tips how to be more productive when working remotely so you can be a successful remote employee.
Adding new people to your team, organization, and even onboarding new clients can sometimes be an awkward process. Even more so, if you are meeting on video for the first time. Using fun icebreakers will allow for meeting participants to get to know each other and feel more comfortable participating more quickly. In this post, we provide you with a few video meeting icebreakers to try in your next online meeting.
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Whether you are working remotely or in the office, your desk is a big part of your life. And, at some point, you have probably started to depend on coffee to help you feel more productive while at the said desk. If you haven’t, you are an anomaly and we envy you! We want to help you from getting stuck in that after lunch or 3:00 PM slump each day. Instead of getting yourself another coffee, try these simple exercises you can do at your desk.
Smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous in today's world and in general, reliable Internet connection is available in many areas of the world, both urban and rural. As a result, people can largely work from any location; they can work on their commute on their own devices (which brought about a new phenomenon called "BYOD - Bring Your Own Devices"), they can work in their holiday homes, they can work from a coffee shop. While it all sounds amazing, there are of course issues and drawbacks that come with this type of work too. With remote work on the rise, there are certain issues that employees and employers need to be mindful of in order to be successful.
Meetings are synonymous with boring, right? Well, they don't have to be! Those boring online video meetings that you dread are actually a great way to build corporate culture and foster stronger employee relationships across teams. Check out these 4 ways video conferencing applications can be used to improve your corporate culture.
Remote teams can reduce an organization's costs, yet we still see managers reluctant to let their teams work from home, even if just part time. We all remember Yahoo's initiative to increase productivity by bringing everyone back in the office and banning remote working, we also remember it failing. So why do companies fail at working remotely? There is a critical element to managing remote teams and the success or failure of remote employees and remote jobs is usually dependent on it.