5 successful ways to stop your meetings from killing your productivity

Meetings are essential in every type of organisation. They ensure everyone involved in a project gets on the same page, creating consistent and clear communication as the project moves forward. However, meetings can also be immense time-wasters. In fact, according to a 2018 workplace productivity study, 60 per cent of employees feel that meetings distract...

How Great Technologies Can Work Alongside Us, Empower us, and Give Us our Time Back

Before the 1850s, oil painters stored portable pigments in pig’s bladders. These vessels were problematic because they did not travel well. The bladders would frequently dry out, burst, and leak. In frustration, American portrait painter John G. Rand developed a history-altering technology – the tin paint tube. Unlike the squishy pig bladder, this metal medium...

Upgrading Your SME Technology: Where Do You Start?

You know that new technology can significantly improve operations throughout your small or medium-sized business. You understand the benefits of digital transformation and automation as they relate to efficiency and revenue generation. Now, all you have to do is convince the business leadership of the same. That’s easier said than done. Leadership buy-in is consistently...

Predictive Analytics is the Secret for Businesses to Survive Digital Darwinism

Predictive Analytics is the Secret for Businesses to Survive Digital Darwinism We live in a real-time world, yet many companies still struggle to understand who their customers are, let alone how they’re changing today, and tomorrow. This is problematic as consumer-facing technologies are only further influencing the continued evolution of customer behaviours, expectations and preferences....

10 Ways To Navigate Vendor Meetings Before Presenting To Your Boss

A key responsibility for an IT professional is to manage vendor relationships. That means selecting new ones, ensuring that existing vendors are still meeting the organisation’s needs and keeping management informed when vendor relationships need adjusting. What is causing the recent surge in new vendor relationships? The digital transformation has driven tremendous change, including smart...

Culture 2.0: human-centered culture design drives business performance and elevates employee experience

Every time I lead a research study to learn how companies are (and aren’t) succeeding in digital transformation and innovation, corporate culture is consistently cited as the leading inhibitor in both cases. Said another way, corporate culture is to blame for the lack of innovation and change. Yet, most of the time, executives will actually...