People can be productive from almost anywhere thanks to high-speed networks, cloud computing, and mobile devices. Flexible work options are fast becoming the norm, with 57% of US companies offering some form of telecommuting. Today's #E2sday takes a look at a few characteristics of people working out of the office.
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Employee disengagement continues to sweep across the U.S. workforce, considerably affecting productivity and the bottom line at companies. Gallup’s latest estimates classifies 71 percent of the U.S.… Read more »
In the last decade, the Internet has changed how teachers and students learn in the classroom. Companies like Google, Wikipedia, and WordPress have opened the door to instant exploration of subjects and questions that haven’t been available in the classroom before. Students are now able to explore the ancient Egyptian pyramids using Google Maps, see updated facts and information on a wiki, or read a famous explorer’s blog posts on their expeditions, all safely from their desks. Classrooms, schools and even districts are able to share and collaborate in private social networks, expanding collective knowledge and relationships to new horizons. The Internet has allowed education to expand past local resources, and draw from a vast library of knowledge that organizations and businesses are actively contributing to everyday.… Read more »
Meetings are often a waste of time in the Enterprise. Every employee has sat in countless meetings that drone on – meetings where you’re not really needed, meetings about mundane details of the business, even meetings to plan for future meetings. With an estimated 11 million formal meetings per day in the United States, corporate America has been held hostage by 3 billion meetings per year. It’s not that every meeting is a waste of time, or useless, but rather that meetings are overused and often unnecessary when there are tools like social software that can be used to collaborate instead.
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At its core, a meeting is a gathering of people designed to allow collaboration on a specific topic.… Read more »