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How to Plan Better Meetings with an Empathetic Approach

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From meetings that go on and on with no end in sight, to meetings where participants are playing with their smartphones and wondering why they are even there, meetings take up a good chunk of your workday but they often feel like a waste of time. Most organizations depend on meetings to accomplish tasks and achieve team success. But are meetings at your organization the most effective and efficient that they can be? Chances are, they aren’t. Managers and senior leaders typically spend over half their time at work in meetings, but studies have shown that 25-50% of meeting time is wasted.  The biggest problems in an organization, including the issue of pointless and ineffective meetings, seem to arise when there is a lack of shared understanding.

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  • Plan your meetings with an empathetic approach to make meetings more efficient.
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Save Time and Enhance Productivity with the Assistant Organizer

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In recent years, companies have been under pressure to cut overhead costs and lower head counts. As a result, the number of executive assistants has decreased at many corporations. This is an unfortunate trend, considering that executive assistants make significant contributions to the productivity of an organization.   The return on investment for executive assistants is substantial, especially at senior levels. From ensuring that meetings start on time, to prepping for meetings, to keeping projects on track, executive assistants help to filter distractions and save executives time. The best executive assistants save executives several hours each week by freeing them up from answering emails and handling other tasks that take away from their ability to guide the organization’s agenda.   How Technology Can Help

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  • Have your assistant organize catering for your meetings with Assistant Organizer to enhance productivity when scheduling meetings and booking resources.
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How to Read a Room Before a Meeting Starts

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To have a successful meeting, it’s important to understand the words being spoken, as well as comprehend tacit, underlying feelings and interactions. You have to know how to pick up on subtle cues and assess the unspoken feelings meeting participants are having. You also need to be able to gauge how people are responding to you and adjust your communications accordingly.  In order to read between the lines, it’s critical to understand people and what they want and don’t want. This helps to build trust between you and your team. Some people find it easy to read a room and assess what people are thinking and feeling, but for others it is a challenge. The good news is that this skill can be learned and practiced. Below are

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  • Reading a room before a meeting starts is a tool that can help you have a more productive meeting. Get tips on how to practice this skill.
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Videoconferencing vs. Telephone Conferencing: Which Is the Best Way to Work with a Remote Team?

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Geographically dispersed employees are increasingly common in today’s workplaces. Perhaps you have offices in multiple locations or you have a group of telecommuters that you manage. There are many different challenges that come with supervising employees in multiple locations and time zones, one of the most prominent of them being communication.   At one point in time, telephone conferencing was the preferred method of communication for people in two or more locations. By pressing just a few buttons, team members could connect and converse across multiple locations. While audio conferencing is convenient and cost-effective, it also has some flaws—namely a lack of visual aids that make it easier to focus on the conversation. Then came videoconferencing, which utilizes not only audioconferencing but also a video component that allows

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  • Improve your communication using video conferencing and web conferencing tools.
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Go Green: Sustainability Trends in 2018

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Going green has become a popular business strategy. With news of declining natural resources and the worsening effects of global warming, achieving sustainability in business operations has become more of a requirement than an option. The public has also come to favor green business practices and has put pressure on companies to become more sustainable. Businesses that don’t want to be left behind have jumped onto the sustainability bandwagon. Going green is also great for an organization’s profitability and bottom line. Below are some sustainability trends that are driving business practices.   Cloud Computing  Moving your organization’s software to the cloud could lead to energy savings, in addition to improving operational efficiency and agility. According to a six-month study conducted by Lawrence

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  • Going green has become a popular business strategy. Cloud Computing is only one of the sustainability trends in 2018.
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