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Are meetings a modern day addiction?

I asked my daughter, a recent First class honours graduate in Psychology to give me her views about meetings.  She found several parallels with substance abuse. Read on… Guest Post by Laura Randall-Smith https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/laura-randall-smith/b7/21b/21b Addicted to meetings We are currently living in a global meeting epidemic. The obsession with meetings infiltrates companies at every level.  Calling […]

Online collaboration – Audio conferencing unplugged

So why is online collaboration overtaking traditional audio? Last week in my post “Three ways you’re losing the benefits of online collaboration”  I ignored audio conferencing. Let me plug that gap and explain why. The biggest benefit highlighted last week for online video collaboration was saving money and time from reduced travel. To the same […]

Three ways you’re losing the benefits of online collaboration

What we’re talking about here is the use of online collaboration resources such as Microsoft Lync and Skype that enable voice and video interaction, desktop sharing, whiteboards, messaging and online presence visibility. There are lots of them out there. So whether your driver is organisational collaboration and productivity, or you’re simply trying to reduce the […]

Critical behaviours for success in collaboration

Collaboration, more than ever, is the way that business gets done between companies, between teams and between individuals. Collaborative business relationships At the more strategic end of life, the BS11000 standard for collaborative business relationships is a very accessible tool.  When it emerged in 2010, I was delighted to find it brimming with common-sense.  It […]

Our New Website & Shorter, Sharper .UK Domain Name Launched.

We are very excited to have finally launched our new shorter, sharper domain name and website design after almost 8 weeks in development! You’ll see things are looking pretty spiffy around here and it’s all been completely re-coded from the ground up. Introducing Our New .UK Domain Name Our new .uk domain (www.thedifferentplace.uk) is a […]

Strategy Safari – Go Wild

This excellent book reviewing the many different approaches to strategy was recommended to me by a client. Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to […]