2015 highlights and favorite articles
The end of the year is time for reflection and gratuitous list-making. With that holiday tradition in mind, we cast a fond eye back at some of the momentous changes in iMeet Central Land in 2015, and take a second look at the topics that got readers talking.
New year, new office, new name
Following our acquisition by PGi in 2014, we relocated to a great new office in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, with a bunch of tech-centric neighbors and within easy walking distance of 74,500 restaurants and a new store that only sells fancy olive oil.
More recently, we deepened our integration into PGi’s portfolio by rebranding as iMeet Central. “To drive results, teams need to be productive wherever and whenever they choose. iMeet Central delivers on this promise of anywhere, anytime work by removing all boundaries—including location and time—to collaboration,” said J. Scott Tapp, EVP Sales & Marketing, PGi.
Deep in the heart of Texas
We went BIG with our fifth annual collaboration conference, bringing Collabosphere to PGi Studios in Austin. We rocked, we chomped BBQ, and we soaked up inspiration from customers and guest speakers like bestselling author Ben Casnocha and future of work guru Jacob Morgan. If you missed out, you can check out videos from many of our top-rated sessions.
And mark your calendars for Collabosphere 2016, coming September 25-27, 2016.
New ways (and old ways) to learn and engage
Fresh off the rebranding, our iMeet Central Community and iMeet University classes are perfect ways to deepen your collaborative experience. We also brought a lunch-and-learn tour called Power to the People to several major cities, and look forward to further opportunities to meet in person and connect you to like-minded users and collaboration champions.
Upcoming iMeet University classes include Project Management 101 (Jan. 6) Databases 101 (Jan. 20), Review and Approve 101 (Feb. 3), Administration 101 (Feb. 17) and Reporting and Analytics 201 (Mar. 2).
Send in the Clowns (and the Prophets of Doom)
We introduced you to the 9 Types of Collabohaters, colleagues who would rather scheme and obstruct than dream and construct. Left unchecked, these me-firsters will waste your time, wereck your morale and test your sanity. Take preventative action by downloading our guide to turning collabohaters into collaborators.
Myers-Briggs! Whew, people are passionate about Myers-Briggs. On the heels of “Should businesses abandon the Myers-Briggs test?” being our most-read (and by far most-discussed) piece of 2014, a follow-up on 5 leading alternatives to Myers-Briggs was one of the top dogs of 2015. At this rate, we’ll be exclusively a Myers-Briggs blog by 2017.
We cheekily celebrated our new office with a list of 20 ways to drive your coworkers crazy in an open office, and based on the pageviews, it seems like a few readers out there have had their own experiences with screen-peekers, tuna-melters and germ-sprayers.
Finally, lots of readers checked out Steve Hall’s epic piece on 10 things agencies can do to stop battles between creatives and account teams. Big thanks to all the agency leaders who took the time to share their tips!