With the rapidly changing world of information technology—BYOD, consumerization of IT, new software versions, updated hardware, fluctuating bandwidth requirements, shadow IT—organizations are constantly trying to find the best way to stay on top of and manage budgets and resources. During those conversations, it is inevitable that outsourcing and cloud, hybrid or on-premises models come up […]
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan, Author, Entrepreneur, Documentarian, Speaker As CEO of five businesses, no doubt management guru Margaret Heffernan has led many, many meetings. And during those sessions, she surely has seen lots of “human interaction,” with her fair share of the “conflict, […]
Is there any aspect of modern business that is the subject of more complaining than meetings? (See my recent post “How to Use Meeting Complaints to Make Better Meetings”) Well, if there is any contender, it’s email. Today’s business folk have a love/hate relationship with email that grows more and more passionate as new collaborative […]
2015 is already proving to be a blockbuster year for corporate mergers and acquisitions. According to Thomson Reuters data, the first quarter saw more than $843 billion in global M&A activity, 72% higher than in Q1 2013. Domestic M&A had its most successful quarter since 2000, with more than $414.7 billion worth of deals announced. […]
There should be countless sentences that are scarier to hear than “Let’s set a meeting.” But in today’s business environment, where every company and sometimes every employee is equipped with their own unique mobile device, software and Internet connection, “Let’s set a meeting” can trigger a flurry of extra activity for the poor meeting organizer. […]
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