Nudging your way to less office noise and increased productivity

Are you getting distracted by colleagues talking on the phone or having conversations across the office?! If you are in an open plan office, more than three quarters (78%) will feel the same way.

Read on to find out how nudging can play into reducing noise and interruptions in the office and as a result increase your productivity.

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Don’t Yell! A Quiet Whisper Will Ignite IT Adoption

How you “nudge” people into using technology that will make your company – and employees – more productive.

It’s the business case of the century: implementing Unified Communication & Collaboration solutions that make it possible for employees to communicate, share ideas, and work from anywhere. From one day to the next, all of your employees are accessible and fully “operational,” freeing up time and offering opportunities to boost productivity, innovation, and value creation.

It’s the perfect match.

The money side is exceptionally encouraging as well. According to studies from Cisco, Avaya, and the like, payback periods are less than a year, return on investments are higher than 100 percent in a few years, and 74 percent of companies report an additional $5,000 or more in extra sales per month per sales agent. It’s a sure home run. Continue reading

Dear Microsoft, Help us Make Meetings More Effective?

Workers everywhere spend too much time attending business meetings. But maybe there’s a better way. We wonder aloud if a few simple upgrades to Microsoft Outlook could reduce the number of meetings we attend, while making others more productive and less time-consuming.

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To: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corp.
From: Holger Reisinger, SVP, Jabra
Subject: Proposed changes to Outlook to improve business productivity

Satya,

I know that you’re busy, but I really need your help. Continue reading