In the pursuit of effective real-time business communication, context is everything

Maintaining work-life balance is a frequent theme in the modern world that is a direct result of incredible advances in personal technology and mass adoption of those tools. High availability to corporate networks break down the formal walls that once separated work from home. However, as Paul Pluschkell writes at Wired, employees are spending plenty … Continue reading In the pursuit of effective real-time business communication, context is everything

Customers first? Employees first? Or both? The challenge of re-humanizing business in 2014

The "Re-humanization of business" is something I think, speak and write about a lot. In a nutshell the concept is really simple — beginning around the middle of last century, business shifted from one human connecting with another to a faceless unfeeling corporate marketplace, and now that trend is reversing, requiring companies big and small … Continue reading Customers first? Employees first? Or both? The challenge of re-humanizing business in 2014

The Human Cloud: Distributed Workforce is the Future

Telecommuting continues to gain a foothold in the workplace, resulting in decreased costs and measurable improvements in employee job satisfaction and productivity. The future of work is distributed, made up of employees scattered across the globe connected via broadband networks and using web-based crowdsourcing and other innovative means to achieve their goals. Our company calls … Continue reading The Human Cloud: Distributed Workforce is the Future

Human Business: People Are the Most Important Factor in Business Development

Business Pundit has a guest post from Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy discussing the importance of a company's most valuable resource - human capital. The article includes some insight gained from an interview with the legendary Charles Schwab: Getting the people equation right is the hardest thing you will ever do in business. When discussing … Continue reading Human Business: People Are the Most Important Factor in Business Development