Technology has had a huge impact on almost every aspect of our lives, from the way we work to how we communicate. We caught up with Kat Eletskih, Conference Director at BOC Global Events Group, ahead of the 5th Annual Internal Communications Conference in March 2017 to hear how leading internal comms professionals are managing cultural change …Read more
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What’s easier to discuss: the pros and cons of using an atomic reactor, or choosing the colour of a bikeshed? This is the example used by writer C Northcote Parkinson when explaining his Law of Triviality, which is the tendency for us humans to spend more time discussing easy, or trivial, matters over more important ones. In Parkinson’s anecdote, …Read more
Technology, increased mobility and a growing workforce of so-called “millennials” means that the workplace of 2016 is very different to the office environment of yesteryear. Flexible working, flatter management structures and foosball tables are all the rage in today’s workplace, and companies not offering this are increasingly losing out when competing for young talent.
To see …Read more
In our latest series, we’ve been looking at how cognitive biases can negatively impact organisations. Here, we look at a bias that is often caused (and even encouraged) by leaders themselves: bandwagon bias.
Humans are naturally influenced by others, and bandwagon bias is our tendency to think something is a good idea because others do. Its …Read more
Meetings get a bad rep. They waste time, keep people from their work and sometimes don’t seem to get us anywhere. But why are meetings so unproductive? One reason is cognitive bias.
Cognitive biases are our tendency to come to a conclusion about something in a way which is not based on objective information. Some biases, called heuristics, can …Read more
In this series we’ve been looking at some of the challenges big companies face around retaining company culture. Here, we’re going to take a more in-depth look at solving one of them: the problem of having employees based in multiple geographic locations.
We’ve said before that small startups are lucky – they have simple structures, fewer …Read more
We recently looked at some of the challenges facing big companies looking to create a solid company culture. Here, we’re going to take a more detailed look at one of those problems.
How can a company create a solid culture when they are just too big to agree?
Small startups are lucky. Due to their …Read more
Let’s get rid of the word “customer”.
No, seriously, hear us out. We’ve banned the word in our offices. The people we work with are always exactly that – people we work with. Customers are people you sell to, clients are partners.
When working with B2B, the client angle allows you to improve your product, the customer …Read more
Product presentations are a core part of B2B tech sales and marketing. Any tech company with their sights on enterprise clients knows that getting your product in front of your prospects is crucial, whether it’s at events, conferences or demos.
But getting in front of your audience is only one part of the story. There’s more to successful product …Read more
It’s no secret that the construction industry has a lot to gain from digitisation. We’re talking better projects, happier employees and a lot more revenue. Previously we wrote about how digital transformation in the construction sector isn’t just about BIM. This time we’re chatting to Neil Thompson, someone who’s spearheading digitisation in the …Read more