In two previous blog posts we discussed the pivotal role good collaboration plays in everyday business. Both Jim and David mentioned how current technologies will not necessarily become obsolete, but instead these tools are not being used with their intended design in mind. When thinking about superior and inferior collaboration, a visual of an orchestra comes to mind. Each player may be talented or unique on his or her own, but it is not guaranteed that placing them together in the same ensemble will produce an enjoyable sound. To achieve a cohesive outcome in music, there needs to be communication, direction, and leadership. The same idea

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If you work you’ve probably experienced, know someone who has experienced, or are worrying about burnout. Unfortunately, burnout is all to common and damages both personal and professional lives.  Because of this, it is important to consciously avoid burnout. Here are five easy-to-follow tips for avoiding work burnout: 1) Reduce Stress at Work We know, easier said than done. But, there are things everyone can can to reduce stress levels in the office. High stress reduces productivity, increases anxiety and leads to burnout.  It can be easy to fall into the stress trap. To reduce stress the first step is identify what causes you stress.  Check out

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This year has seen Millenninals become the largest generation in the US workforce surpassing Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers reported by Pew Research Center. As Millennials begin to take up a large portion of the workplace it can be interesting to see the effect this has in terms of office workplace communication. In the age of smartphones, communication through various social media and messaging apps are hugely popular and often favoured over phone calls. Young Millennials are great at texting and conveying emotion through syntax and emojis - making communicating through emails and instant messaging in the work environment simple enough and

business news july 2015
Our second installment of Notable News for Your Business brings you important news that's relevant for business from the first part of July.  This post will feature highlights that include an exciting RingCentral integration, Twitter update, new Instagram feature, a peek into upcoming Facebook changes, and a look at U.S. Department of Labor proposed overtime rules. 1) RingCentral Now Integrates With Office 365 Yesterday we announced our integration with Microsoft Office 365. Now, our customers who use Office 365 have a powerful best-of-breed solution for business communications and their productivity suite. Learn more about

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