From Silos to a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

I have a theory that communication and collaboration tools can reduce unconscious bias and increase inclusion in the workplace.

Twenty-plus years ago, before the internet was democratized and made available to everyone, we used to meet face-to-face or experience long delays in getting a response to our ideas. I have been working long enough to remember a time when I used to actually send faxes or courier floppy disks, and when email was nothing close to instantaneous. In that same time frame, most workplaces didn’t feature much diversity across questions of gender, ethnicity and more.

Fast forward to today, where the landscape is totally different. We all expect instant communication with people all over the world. In the broadest sense, social media and the […]

By | 2018-06-18T11:31:46+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Collaboration in the new era of business practices

Unified communications and collaboration (UCC) has changed the way I think about business. There’s no other way to say it. Because of how digital platforms have evolved over the past 20 years, we are all able to work smarter. UCC has made it possible to handle work-related communications anytime, anywhere, and gave us tons of new efficiencies. Through unified communications and collaboration, we can eliminate silos. We can build new relationships and networks better than ever before.

The impact of UCC is felt to varying degrees in every industry. Every office or team has to use communications and collaboration tools to some extent.

We’ve come a long way since people logged into America Online (AOL) and entered chatrooms just for fun. What started as an entertaining new […]

By | 2018-06-07T14:52:04+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Tags: , |
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