A New Year is upon us and many employees will be thinking about ways to boost their career – new opportunities, challenges and learning experiences, so now’s an ideal time to ask yourself, “are managers actually managing performance effectively?”
Whether you are a large enterprise with offices around the globe, or a small, local business serving your community, it is essential to create happiness.
With the reliance upon cloud based applications and the cost benefits of VoIP calls, continuous, fast connectivity has become an essential business requirement. Yet the divergence in cost, coverage and quality of service in different areas continues to challenge the evolution of a long term comms strategy.
Rafael Cortes, head of marketing at Foehn, explains how cloud phone systems can deliver rapid return on investment and why it’s important not to cut any corners on the journey to deployment.
During an age when we are increasingly monitoring our sleep, exercise and eating routines to ensure that we achieve our performance goals – one would be forgiven for asking why companies aren’t doing the same.
Ideas, stop me and take one! Not something you hear every day, is it? Unlike ice creams, ideas don’t come round on a van and there is not always an idea department. So who do you go to for ideas? There is often someone, but why not make that someone you?
Carey Business School assistant professor Jum Liew has admitted to being enamoured by the fact that social media data could highlight market behaviour – and has unveiled that a day’s worth of tweets can impact the performance of stock.
The above question is both as stunning in its simplicity as it is difficult to answer. It is the central concept of the compelling business analysis book "Good to Great" by Jim Collins first published in 2001.
Workspace design often gets overlooked as a driver for performance and employee engagement, becoming one of the lesser priorities for CEOs and CFOs. But matters such as territorial ownership, differing working practices, collaborative or individual spaces have all affected the modern workspace.
Growing a company to sell for profit is one of the most guaranteed ways to achieving wealth. However, the time will eventually come when a business owner will decide it’s time for them to shut up shop and move on from the business they helped shape.
Increasingly modern day culture has veered towards an almost diva-like attitude to employment, meaning we have to work harder to recruit and retain good people. But unless we do so, we have no hope of having a successful company.
Digital technologies can bring a whole host of advantages for businesses: transforming customer experience, offering new services, entering new markets and streamlining operations, to name a few.