As election season thunders on, let’s take a timeout and considers how the various campaigns, whether successful or short-lived (not naming any names), can inform and reinforce the ways we approach collaboration.
DevOps grew from a desire to knock down the silos between development and operations teams, making it easier to deliver increasingly more complicated software on a more reliable basis. Project management tastemakers are starting to see potential to apply DevOps principles to a much broader range of activities.
We are on a constant mission to protect modern-day collaborators from the clutches of collabohaters. Our new refresh of our 9 Types of Collabohaters infographic had us once again thinking about the different wrenches that get thrown into the gears of collaborative business.
There are unpleasant truths many businesses must be prepared to confront before they can truly start talking about “a culture of collaboration.”
Conflict curtails productivity. In the U.S., employees spend 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict at work, according to CPP Global’s Human Capital Report. But its negative effects do not end there.
If you or someone you love counts among the many millions of proud new owners of Fallout 4, you may have heard or said something along these lines: “Great. There goes my productivity.”
Relations between marketing and sales are sometimes strained. Brand partnerships sometimes deteriorate after a heated argument. Vendor arrangements can fall apart, too, at the slightest offense. And despite good intentions, some messages can be misinterpreted as insult.
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.
Amidst the rush to clear the work backlog (or refill the prospect pipeline) in time for 2016, take a moment to reflect on the year that was with a deep, cleansing breath. Ahhh. Very nice.
The most successful collaborators typically understand that “looking out for number one” is often in the best interest of the organization as a whole. Finding time to think about—and openly discuss—your individual goals and long-term aspirations will help make you a more engaged and invested team member.