Is videoconferencing as productive as in-person meetings?

According to the results of a 2016 Gallup survey, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent some of their working hours working remotely. Working remotely has its benefits and many companies have adopted a work-from-home policy: workers can choose to work remotely altogether, or alternatively, come into the office several times a week. Some [...]

By | 2017-09-06T18:35:46+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Business Tips, Management|0 Comments

Nurturing Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity is an essential trait of a productive and innovative work environment. The success of a business often depends on the effectiveness of the development team’s ideas. In today’s economy, creativity in the workforce is more important than ever to keep up with fast-paced innovations. In fact, a study reports that over 60% of polled [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

The Principles of Sustainable Leadership

As globalization and the demographics of our workforce change and evolve our economy, principles of sustainable leadership become increasingly necessary. Sustainable ideals and business practices are refocusing our gaze towards consciously improving institutionalized models of business. Many famous leaders, from Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk, have stressed the importance of sustainable leadership in business. We [...]

By | 2017-07-19T19:50:56+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Blog, Business Tips, Management|0 Comments

Let’s Get Siri-us About A.I. in the Workplace

Having an executive assistant was once reserved for hotshot CEOs and bigwig executives. Not anymore. Today, any average Joe can have access to Siri or Alexa, thanks to a growing cohort of A.I.-enabled digital assistants developed by Amazon, Apple, and other leading tech companies. With a simple voice command, artificially intelligent assistants will answer your [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|15 Comments

Dave Rocker: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity in the Workplace

As mobile devices become more sophisticated and everyday housewares turn “smart,” our personal data and information become more vulnerable. With commerce, government, and our personal lives moving online, the security of our data has never been more important--nor more threatened. “The systems we rely on most for some of the nation’s most sensitive infrastructure, such [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: How Working Remotely Affects Productivity

Increasingly, companies are re-thinking the 9-5 office workday in favor of more flexible policies that give employees the freedom to work from wherever they want. Although allowing employees to work from home can complicate the logistics of managing direct reports and having team meetings, research indicates that employees who are allowed to work from home [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Blog, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Top 5 Reasons Why You’re Unproductive At Work

Your professional success and that of your company depends on your being productive. Despite the positive payoff, many office workers struggle to maintain high productivity levels throughout the work day. Most employees wish they could get more done and want to be more productive than they currently are.  Sometimes, personal habits are to blame. In other situations, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:25+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: Generational Diversity in the Workplace

When we talk about workplace diversity, we tend to talk about diversity as it relates to race or gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. Within the context of these discussions, age is rarely mentioned. With four distinct age groups comprising today’s workforce, generational diversity is increasingly relevant. For managers, supervising a team with a wide [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Blog, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: At Work, Positivity = Productivity

  Some workplace cultures encourage productivity; many more do not. The latest research in organizational behavior shows that a company’s culture directly affects the motivation levels and performance of its employees. The bottom line? Employees are more productive in spaces where the vibe is encouraging and positive. “Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management, Productivity|0 Comments

Dave Rocker: 5 Reasons Business & Philanthropy Go Hand in Hand

Just as the weather changes rapidly, so does the business climate. Today we are in the midst of one of the most transitional periods in the history of global economics. Business tycoons like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson are giving away most of their fortunes for the greater good, and billionaires like Facebook’s [...]

By | 2017-06-19T14:59:26+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Blog, Business Tips, Management|0 Comments