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10 Ways Millennials Are Redefining the Workplace

10 Ways Millennials Are Redefining the Workplace

Over the last decade, workplace flexibility has become an important topic, particularly among millennials, who make up the largest generation in today’s workforce. Millennials demand workplace flexibility in order to achieve a better work-life balance. The following are ways in which they are shaping workplace trends. 1. Productivity is measured not by hours, but by output Unlike previous generations, millennials place less emphasis on the hours they spend working and more focus on the work performed. On the other hand, their older bosses often equate more face time with higher productivity. 2. Remote work is worth a pay cut Millennials gravitate toward remote work because they are tech savvy and value the flexibility that remote working offers. They realize that technology allows them

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  • Millennials prefer to share desk space in a central area so they can bond with their co-workers
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How to Set Up the Perfect Team

How to Set Up the Perfect Team

Having an effective team at work is important for increasing retention, morale, and productivity in your organization. Working alone makes it difficult to get early and continual feedback on your work, which hurts output quality. The earlier you get valuable feedback from team members in a project, the less likely you are to go down the wrong path. Working on a team also increases accountability because peer pressure can be powerful. You won’t want to let your team members down, especially if you highly respect them. Building a successful business team is easier said than done. That’s where Belbin comes in. Belbin Team Roles are used to identify behavioral contributions in the workplace. They are based on the Team Role theory, which was originally developed by

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  • Boost Teamwork and Work Smarter, Not Harder with the Right Collaboration Tools from Add-On Products
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Collaborate with Anyone, Anywhere with Skype for Business: A Popular Tool for Work Communication

Collaborate with Anyone, Anywhere with Skype for Business: A Popular Tool for Work Communication

In any remote team, having access to collaboration tools that allow you to work online and communicate with employees and clients is crucial. Collaboration tools enable you to operate effectively in a distributed setting. They bring people together far better than phone calls. There are so many tools out there to choose from, that it can be hard to choose one. Skype is one of the most well established business communication tools. It was one of the first free online communication tools available and continues to deliver reliable service. Microsoft purchased Skype in 2011. Because Skype wasn’t optimized for business use and was geared more toward individuals, Microsoft combined the enterprise features of Lync with the Skype user experience to offer a more business-specific tool. Microsoft rebranded

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  • Work Smarter by Integrating Skype for Business with Resource Central
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How to Create a Remote Team That Works

How to Create a Remote Team That Works

Remote working has become commonplace, particularly in the technology industry, but many employers are still reluctant to allow their employees to work remotely and are unsure of how to effectively manage remote teams. Fortunately, collaborative software and video conferencing tools have made it possible for distributed teams to communicate and stay on the same page. There is no denying that employees love the thought of working remotely. Remote working increases job satisfaction, and many workers are willing to forgo a higher salary in exchange for the freedom and flexibility that working at home offers. But employees aren’t the only ones who benefit – employers also have a lot to gain by allowing their staff to work remotely. Not only does offering remote work opportunities give

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  • Empower your remote workforce with collaboration tools from Add-On and create a remote team that works
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Improve Your Company’s Image with Add-On Products

Improve Your Company’s Image with Add-On Products

While it might sound cliché, you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. This old adage holds particularly true in the world of business. Seconds after walking through your office door, your customers will form an opinion about your company. They will decide whether your company can be trusted and if they should do business with you. From giving your visitors a warm welcome in the reception area to ensuring a pleasant visit by helping them find their way around your building, the following are some effective ways in which you can improve your company’s image with Add-On Products and our tools for Microsoft Outlook® and Exchange. Use Digital Signage In Your Lobby Your lobby tells visitors what your

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  • Digital meeting room signage helps you effectively manage your space while assisting employees in finding and booking meeting rooms on the spot
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