People , , , , , , , , , ,

Smarter Working – People

  Keeping employees engaged strengthens the organization It’s never been more important, and more difficult, for people to be engaged in their work. Things move fast. People have more flexibility to work when they want. And they’re working everywhere: in the office (where it can be noisy and filled with distractions) and out of the office (where it’s often even harder to focus). But when people are engaged, it usually means they’re happier. Plus, engaged employees outperform their peers in terms of productivity, sales, energy levels, healthcare savings, and lower turnover rates. Smarter Working helps people be at their best The Smarter Working approach can help an organization enhance some of the…
Read More
Improve your Business with Smarter Working
Advice & Tips, Plantronics , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Improve your Business with Smarter Working

Smarter Working helps organizations recognize the role people, places and technology play in today's work environment - and prepare them for what's next. Fostering engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. Optimizing People, Places and Technology Smarter Working is an approach that puts people first by recognizing, accommodating, and nurturing their various work styles—whenever and wherever they work. It’s about designing or choosing workspaces for those flexible work styles, to inspire and enhance performance. It’s about harnessing technology to work seamlessly with people’s needs. And it means establishing a culture that fosters trust, loyalty, autonomy, collaboration, and, ultimately, productivity. When organizations adopt the Smarter Working approach, they unlock profitability and potential. They can…
Read More
Skype for Business Opportunities in Speakerphones
Advice & Tips, Conferencing, Jabra, Meetings, Plantronics, Sennheiser, Skype for Business, Speakerphones, UC , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Skype for Business Opportunities in Speakerphones

Skype for Business provides a single interface to access all modes of communication and allows you to find and initiate conversations without leaving the application, inside and outside firewalls.Jabra, Plantronics, and Sennheiser create speakerphones certified for Skype for Business. Jabra Speakerphones: Speak 510 Personal speakerphone to turn any conversation into a productive conference call.Connects to PC, tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth or USB, with 305mm headset port for private calls.Wireless range of up to 100m.Rechargeable battery and up to 15 hours of talk-time. Jabra Speak 510 Speak 710 The first professional and personal conferencing device with Hi-Fi-grade speaker for crystal clear conversation and music.Connect in seconds to a laptop, smartphone or tablet via USB…
Read More
Noise cancellation in headsets: What is it, and how exactly does it work?
Headsets, Jabra , , , , , , , , , ,

Noise cancellation in headsets: What is it, and how exactly does it work?

Noise cancellation is very much the tech expression of today – at least in the audio world. Every headphone producer seems to be speaking about Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).  Jabra started developing ANC two decades ago, and have today enhanced and improved this technology along with the digital signal processing (implemented via a two-microphone solution) now found in the Jabra Evolve 75. But what is noise cancellation? How does it work, and how can it help you work? The first thing to note is that there are two types of cancellation – passive and active – and both are important features of the Evolve 75. Passive Noise Cancellation This refers to noise cancellation achieved…
Read More
Collaboration – A Guide to Maximise the Effectiveness of Collaboration
Advice & Tips, Plantronics, Productivity , , ,

Collaboration – A Guide to Maximise the Effectiveness of Collaboration

Until recently, collaboration meant bringing all your team together in the same room and using whiteboards to work together or video conferencing equipment for a point-to-point connection. With employees now separated much more by time and distance, a range of communication tools are being used by enterprises to keep everyone connected. But does communication really mean collaboration? As teams become ever more dispersed, organisations need to think about more than technology to ensure collaboration is successful. We're communicating more today than ever before Today’s organisations are composed of dispersed workforces, outsourced teams and external consultants. The work of these teams is not composed of separate, individual actions, but connected tasks with a…
Read More
New Work Styles, New Communication Needs
Advice & Tips, Headsets, Plantronics , , , , , , ,

New Work Styles, New Communication Needs

  Modern offices are changing from quiet cubicles to open—and noisy—spaces that hinder clear communication. The way people work is changing, and companies are changing their workspaces to keep up. Employers are arming their workers with technologies to make communication in new, noisy environments intuitive and enjoyable. Smart companies are finding that you can get more productivity from less space: Open-plan layouts supported by Unified Communications encourage collaboration and what we call “Smarter Working.” This holistic approach redefines the workplace to support communication, collaboration, and concentration. Noise pollution can have a big impact on employee productivity. Managing audio in an open office is critical. Workers need singular control over multiple devices to…
Read More