If you’re a manager today, chances are you’re already leading—or attempting to lead—a team of remote workers. With millenials now making up the largest generation at work, and new collaboration trends emerging, it's critical to employ new strategies that keep your remote workers engaged.
A company in startup mode is like a tribe, defined by its team and that team’s shared set of beliefs and values—culture, in other words. Since a strong company culture separates great companies from mediocre ones, it’s important to get it right. And getting it right goes far beyond perks like free lunches and on-site dry-cleaning. Rather, culture ultimately comes down to people and how they relate. It’s built around trust, understanding, and the sense of a shared mission.
Suffice to say, it’s been a while since I attended college. Since it’s not polite for you to ask how long it’s been let me put it this way, my son is currently in his freshman year at college.
Yes, a lot has changed since the days when I cruised campus--rushing from class to class and building to building. In fact, that’s probably one of the biggest changes or innovations: In many cases students don’t have to show up at an actual classroom anymore.
We understand the feeling when your commute is compromised, whether it’s missing your train by a fraction of a second or when unexpected delays, traffic and congestion create setbacks in your daily routine. In fact, here in the Bay Area, San Francisco commuters have recently been experiencing their own challenge comparable to the big battle taking place on the field of Levi’s Stadium on February 7th.
Blue Jeans was created with the purpose of helping users connect with each other at any time, in any location, on any device. With an end goal of turning every phone call into a video call and making all video devices work with each other. With perfect interoperability being a key aim for the industry in 2016, video conferencing (VC) will soon become totally mobile, and the benefits of this will be far reaching.
The last year has seen technology take the business world by storm, in particular for video conferencing and collaboration solutions. Not only have we seen flexible working initiatives become a compulsory option available to employees, but we’ve also experienced a greater demand for collaboration technologies driven by millennials and the desire for a greater work-life balance.
We know a thing or two about Modern Meetings here at Blue Jeans, which is why we found Katie Hafner’s recent New York Times article on audio-only calls so interesting. Nearly three quarters (71 percent) of businesses say that they’ve lost a business deal due to lack of face-to-face interaction.
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Discover the key reasons why face-to-face collaboration will always be critical for business. With so many new technologies available for us to communicate, nothing can replace the value of meeting face-to-face. (2016 Edition)