Relying on Offices is so 1990!
A few weeks ago I had a book launch event in NYC hosted by REGUS. One of the big topics of discussion was all around offices and their role in the future of work. In other words, do we need to continue to rely on offices as the only place where we can get work done? I'm sure by now you know what my stance on this is. Absolutely not, we do not need to rely on offices. Today, as long as we can connect to the internet we are able to get our jobs done regardless of where we are or when we are connected. This means employees can work from home offices, cafes, co-working facilities, or anywhere else they can get wifi.
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Challenge: Can you put your phone/computer away in meetings for ONE WEEK?
Here's my strategy. When I go to a meeting, I sit down, take out my pen and paper, and, you know, listen to the people talking in said meeting.
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Microsoft Outlook Adds File Sharing Service – OneDrive
Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another.
Multi-Point Video Conferencing Tools to Make Your Life Easier
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New Sharing Service For Google Docs Coming Soon
Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people.
New Appointment Management Tool Comes To Square
Square announced the launch of Square Appointments, a new offering for its register service that lets businesses manage their appointments and avoid missing out on sales.
New Microsoft Small Business Office 365 Plans Coming Soon
Microsoft announced today that it will release three new Office 365 plans on October 1st, aimed at meeting varying needs of small and midsized businesses, ranging from 1 to 250 employees.
10 Difficult Coworkers and How to Cope With Them
Here's an interesting, humorous, and realistic look at some of the coworkers (like the parasite, the frenemy, and the Volcano) you may encounter on the job and how to deal with them. Getting along with coworkers mostly means minding your own business, according to Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know.
The Keys To a Great Business and Marketing Conference
According to the Convention Industry Council (pdf), in 2012 there were over 1.8 million business meetings, events and conferences held in the US attended by 225 million participants generating over $280 billion in spending. The volume of participants has grown 10% since 2009.
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Behind the scenes: The tools I use every day
I often get asked about the tools I use for my daily work. The image above is pretty-much the standard set-up for me... extremely minimal, with everything I need and nothing I don't need.
Microsoft Introduces Office for iPad
Yes indeed, today Microsoft rolled out the news that Office for iPad (and their enhanced cloud offering) is here! This from Microsoft... Whether you're creating an Excel spreadsheet on your tablet, authoring a Word document in the browser or making edits to a PowerPoint on your phone, you want the great Office experience you love, everywhere you are.
Why I'm not using my laptop in meetings anymore
Let me just get this out there before we start: I have lousy handwriting. So lousy, I can barely read my OWN handwriting. It’s chicken-scratch. It’s horrible. It’s unreadable.
Microsoft Office Rebranded As Office Online
Microsoft announced the launch of Office Online a rebranded version of its online Office experience (Office.com, Office Web Apps). Office Online provides users with a free online version of its popular suite of productivity apps, which compete directly with services like Google Drive.
Document Business Processes To Make Your Business Survivable (Video)
Have you ever worked on a task and said to yourself, “I should write this process down because I know I’ll have to do it again.” Then when you get done, you promptly move on to the next task without writing anything down. I know I’ve been guilty of this way too many times.
Office 365 Offered To Small Businesses Using GoDaddy Hosting
If you own a small business, you’re going to need some productivity software for your employees. If you use GoDaddy as your Web host, you won’t have to look far.