Do you have any of these collaborative leadership skills?

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 20-Nov-2017 08:00:00

Traditional ways of working are fast becoming a thing of the past. Not only is there the rise of the digital workplace, but traditional leaders are also being left behind.

People now prefer more collaborative ways of working, rather than just being told what to do in an authoritarian manner.

To help illustrate this point, Virgin has put together an infographic that compares collaborative leadership skills, to traditional ones. What type of leader are you?

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Topics: workplace innovation

6 flexible workforce advantages that you need to know

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 24-Jul-2017 08:00:00

If you’re currently working in an office, you soon might not be. By 2020, flexible working is set to be the default option for most employers.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity, agile working,, online collaboration, remote working

How to improve collaboration in the workplace in 5 simple steps

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 17-Jul-2017 08:00:00

With 75% of employers rating team work and collaboration as “very important,” you would presume that they are investing a great deal of time and resources into improving collaboration within their organisations.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity, online collaboration

What to include in your project communication plan

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 27-Mar-2017 08:00:00

Good communication without doubt is one of the most important project manager skills that you can have. With one survey suggesting that productivity improves by 20-25% with connected employees the statistics certainly back this up!

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Topics: workplace innovation, project management, project extranets

3 innovative employee engagement ideas – featuring Facebook and Google

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 20-Mar-2017 08:00:00

Working with unengaged people in an organisation isn’t fun. When you’ve got tight deadlines to meet and difficult stakeholders to manage the last thing you need is for team members to not be actively
participating.

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Topics: workplace innovation, improving productivity, project extranets, remote working

Why finding an online workspace is like choosing the right office

Posted by John Glover on 28-Aug-2015 10:00:00

For anyone with a passing interest in the property market, the publication of another report predicting soaring prices in London is hardly a surprise. However, the latest commercial market survey by RICS did capture my attention for longer than a few minutes.

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Topics: workplace innovation, cloud collaboration, online collaboration

How agile working is transforming the marketing industry

Posted by John Glover on 14-Jul-2015 17:09:45

Digital technology and social media has created a new kind of world, with many industries forced to adapt for survival. In the marketing industry, the change in the landscape has been particularly dramatic. Faced with a vast, 'always-on' network of consumers who are constantly looking to interact, the traditional model - a carefully planned marketing campaign that culminates in a 'big reveal' following months of work behind the scenes - is now often ineffective.

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Topics: workplace innovation, agile working,

Why you need agile working to attract the best new talent

Posted by John Glover on 07-Jul-2015 09:02:45

In the first quarter of 2015, Millennials surpassed Generation X to become the largest demographic in the US workforce. By 2025, the generation of people born in the 1980s and 90s will represent 75% of the entire workforce globally.

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Topics: workplace innovation, agile working,

5 reasons your business needs secure file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 08-Jun-2015 17:14:31

File sharing is essential for successful collaboration. But as the pressure on traditional ways of working intensifies, many organisations are finding it difficult to share documents securely, efficiently and in a way that supports their wider business goals. Here are five reasons your organisation needs secure file sharing software:

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Uber and Airbnb: The importance of agile working in 2015

Posted by John Glover on 03-Jun-2015 17:16:00

"Uber, the world's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world's most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world's largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate."

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Topics: workplace innovation, agile working,