If your boss walks by your desk, and you have an instant messaging service like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp , Skype, Google Hangouts, or Slack open -- even if you’re just innocently chatting with a coworker about an upcoming project -- you probably immediately switch tabs, don’t you? It’s strange, but most people don’t yet recognize that employee messaging platforms are actually very beneficial for workplace productivity.
Although it has not officially been announced, a recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission has basically confirmed that Google is working on a new version of Google Glass, the innovative/annoying piece of wearable tech that you put on like a pair of glasses.
Facebook at Work is Facebook's answer to work communications apps and services like Slack and Yammer. The basic level of service on Facebook at Work will be free for companies to use, but the addition of options like analytics, apps, and customer support will require payment.
As a follow-up for the #NewWayToWork event in London, we have an exclusive interview with digital influencer, Christina Lattimer, of People Discovery UK. She talks millennials in the workforce, transparency, and the speed of business in the digital workplace.
We’ve heard it a thousand times: LinkedIn is your public resume, a place where potential employers can check out your professional qualifications. But should they also feel free to check out (and comment on) your physical attributes?
As the Millennials ascend into management positions over the next several years, they will simultaneously become the largest generation in the workforce. While the Millennials won’t formally “take over” (no single generation ever runs things on its own), they will serve as a kind of “secret decoder ring” for all of us, helping clarify what the future of business will look like, post revolution. Change is coming, and smart organizations will start making the necessary adjustments today to stay ahead.
A recent study has set out to determine the role our culture (both in terms of organization and society) plays in our creativity levels. The study, conducted by Canadian researcher Gad Saad from Concordia University, looked at the creative habits of employees from a collectivist society (Taiwan) and a more individualistic one (Canada).
We have seen some remarkable changes in the landscape of work. Looking back, these changes seem small, but each contributed to a growing momentum, which when added together, provide a clear path to where we are today and where we are heading. Let’s take a look at some of these.