The loss of ‘decent work’ is making employees less productive

The loss of ‘decent work’ is making employees less productive

When companies better took care of their employees, those employees did more for their company — and were more loyal. It's time to get back to the days of 'decent work.'

What business can learn from the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Ukraine war

What business can learn from the Afghanistan withdrawal and the Ukraine war

When decisions go bad, you can almost always blame inadequate intelligence, wrong assumptions and a focus on casting blame.

Understanding the connection between productivity and pay

Understanding the connection between productivity and pay

So you think more money is usually the best motivator for employees? Not necessarily.

‘Bridge the Gap’ shows where next-gen collaboration systems should go

‘Bridge the Gap’ shows where next-gen collaboration systems should go

For effective collaboration, you need the right tools. You also need the right people skills. A new book shows how those two are related.

A multiverse of metaverses: an emerging productivity powerhouse?

A multiverse of metaverses: an emerging productivity powerhouse?

Companies are always looking for ways to get more from their employees, though monitoring them to boost productivity rubs people the wrong way. Maybe the metaverse can help.

On building a better briefing

On building a better briefing

How you convey a message is just as important as the message itself, whether you're rolling out a new product or explaining corporate strategy. Here's my advice on getting it right.

Windows 11 and Android: Rethinking the PC-phone connection

Windows 11 and Android: Rethinking the PC-phone connection

Could the integration of Windows 11 and Android apps lead to disruption for both platforms? We may soon find out.

Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

So many software tools these days are talked up as "collaboration tools." But videoconferencing is too often a one-way street, and mixed-reality options are still immature.

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a  futuristic option for virtual appearances?

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a futuristic option for virtual appearances?

It may not be as advanced as the Holodeck on Star Trek, but for speakers who need to be at events without having to travel, Holopresence offers a glimpse of the future.

Nvidia’s metaverse-based Nucleus Cloud could spur the evolution of collaboration

Nvidia’s metaverse-based Nucleus Cloud could spur the evolution of collaboration

If the goal of collaboration is to get everyone on the same page — rather than in the same place — to solve a problem, the metaverse might be just the place.

Three productivity improvements I expect to see in 2022

Three productivity improvements I expect to see in 2022

Companies have seen worker productivity its rise during the pandemic, but there are still things in the works that could make it even better as we near a new year.

The way to better collaboration: define the problem, craft a solution

The way to better collaboration: define the problem, craft a solution

For some companies, or even some specific workers, collaboration tools may be a solution in search of a problem.

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

More than virtual places in which to meet and work together, what collaboration needs is a game-like way for colleagues to connect.

Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

There’s a missing link in today’s workplace that’s harming productivity and undermining loyalty to employers: the social connections we used to make in the office.

Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

The company has its hands in a lot of technology pies, from advanced robotics to autonomous cars, planes, chips, advanced AI, and even medical research. This week it offered a glimpse of an avatar-dominated collaboration metaverse.

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Rather than competing in the collaboration market, Microsoft and Cisco could join forces and deliver even more for the customers.

Cisco moves Webex toward a collaboration lead

Cisco moves Webex toward a collaboration lead

Cisco seems to be making the right moves to position Webex as a truly collaborative videoconferencing option for companies.

Varjo’s new VR headset points the way to collaboration done right

Varjo’s new VR headset points the way to collaboration done right

True collaboration happens when a group gathers around a project. Virtual reality brings that experience to participants in a way that traditional videoconferencing never will.

Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Although Windows has come a long ways since the early days of DOS, it needs to evolve further than it has with Windows 11.

Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Though I had a few hitches getting Windows 11 installed on a PC I had just built, the upgrade from Windows 10 is worth it for the added security alone.

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