It’s no secret that the office landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Demographics of the workforce are changing, with more women and minorities currently advancing professionally than ever before, and more generations than ever are sharing the workplace as well. Meanwhile, rapidly advancing technology has shifted cultural attitudes about work and office design, as well as the expectations and priorities of both companies and their employees.
As George Bernard Shaw once famously said, “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Nowhere does this seem more applicable than when it comes to office jargon in the modern workplace.
External events are a great way to bring potential customers into your space and gain wider name recognition in your industry and community, but a poorly executed event can easily end in disaster if you’re not careful.
Fortunately, some thoughtful planning and a few basic guidelines can help ensure a successful gathering and prevent most major catastrophes. Whether it’s a meetup, a networking night, or a fundraiser with a 150-person guest list, we’ve got the six most important things to keep in mind when planning your next external event.
Most of us are already familiar with a hierarchical, or centralized organizational structure. From the government and military to large corporations, a centralized management system has long been the norm. However, more and more organizations of every size are starting to value more egalitarian organizational landscapes. As technology increases agility in day-to-day business operations, decisions need to be made with equal agility, and many are finding that it has become necessary to adapt.
I went to ILTACON 2018 to learn about what's important to legal IT, administration and support teams right now. They have some very complicated problems to solve this year. I also didn't expect to see a CIO dressed like Wario.
There’s the problem with many of today’s typical meeting invitations – they are boring. Meetings can occur with such frequency that meeting organizers can barely be bothered to bang out an agenda in the invite, let alone customize an invitation that truly makes your guests feel special. This is an easily avoided mistake.
Given the mobility and flexibility of today’s office workers, a new challenge has emerged for the modern workplace: the optimization of office space. Hot desks, office hoteling, and collaborative workstations have taken the place of the traditional office. As a result, companies must evolve their thinking of what an office even looks like. To do so accurately and effectively, they are turning to office sensors.
Today, more and more law firms are turning to cloud computing to help manage practical operations such as billing, compiling documents, preparing presentation materials, and case and file management.
The modern workplace can be a mix of offices and cubes, hot desks and hotels, or an open floor plan where the team is now called a pod. There is one constant across every possible office configuration: the modern office runs on coffee.
Here's a real-life story I wanted to share on a sunny Monday from Boston.
Andreas Baand Larsen, AskCody's Nordic Sales Manager, just shared with me a photo from Microsoft Inspire while he was literally stammering out "We…w..w….we… WE'RE ON THE BIG SCREEEN."