Anyone involved in business knows there’s no shortage of complaining about meetings. Here’s a top-of-my-head litany: Meetings are too long Meetings are too boring Meetings are too disorganized Meetings have too many people – or the wrong people – invited Meetings are too repetitive There’s no shortage of tips for improving meetings, too. A quick Google […]
Earlier this year, Mattel ousted CEO Bryan Stockton. Analysts blamed the firing on stagnating brands and losing business to web-based games. According to a story by NPR, Stockton complained last year that Mattel lacked an innovative culture and placed blame on at least one particular problem: bad meetings. Estimates of the amount of time business […]
So, the CIO of a company is supposed to build and maintain the infrastructure for employee communications while the corporate communications director, or maybe the CMO, uses that infrastructure to inform, influence and persuade employees. Right? That’s the way, as a rule, corporations function. No? Not necessarily. Not in today’s digital business environment, as customary […]
Like street signs, labels help us find our place in unfamiliar territory. By labeling things, places and people, we can orient ourselves in confusing situations and circumstances—literally and figuratively. So, it’s no surprise that labeling members of the Millennial Generation, also called Gen Y and loosely defined as individuals born after 1980, has become a […]
Video conferencing is not exactly new to the business communication scene. Yet despite the array of video conferencing solutions available today, plenty of businesses are still stuck on audio-only setups, hesitant to make the financial or psychological plunge into the multimedia world. However, research indicates that video conferencing’s tide may be turning. Market analysis firm […]
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