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In a world ruled by smart devices, how is consumerism in IT really impacting employees? According to a recent study by RingCentral, 40% of workers are constantly connected to work by at least two devices. But does this mean employees are more productive? The answer might surprise you... Outstandingly, 17% of employees in the United States work 6 hours or more on the weekends! This is according to a survey conducted in January of this year. The survey was taken from more than 448 businesses of all sizes. This large sample size seems to suggest that many employees are continuously blurring the lines between work life and personal life. With a cloud system, however, personal and work communications stay separate. This is

Much has been made of the differences between Millennials and their older colleagues (and we covered Millennials' unique work habits in a series of blog posts last year). While some of the values espoused by young workers are in keeping with changes in the workplace as a whole - a desire for more work-life fit, for example - others are positively confounding. Take, for example, their (our) apparent unwillingness to use phones professionally. As described last August by the Wall Street Journal, a significant number of Gen-X and baby-boomer managers are finding that their Millennial reports are reluctant to make phone calls. Millennials - i.e., the 70-odd million people born between the early 1980s and the

Humor is the greatest ice-breaker. It can bring people together, cross cultural divides and help us find our common ground. It can be a hugely powerful tool for marketers that can help us not only reach our audiences, but persuade them to share our message. The brand videos have all gone viral, and they all use humor in different ways. Some take a very commonplace theme and use humor to make it into something special that people want to share. Some are sheer entertainment, and some cleverly look at a serious message through the humor lens. Humor connects us, and these videos are a masterclass in how to


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