Category: Collaboration

According to Forbes, one in every 5 Americans works from home, and the number is continuing to rise. With an increasingly globalized workforce, and technology resources and tools becoming more prevalent and easy to use, telework is growing at a rapid pace. Likewise, some of the common pitfalls of telework include lack of routine and productivity issues However, as a remote employee, I think there are a handful of less common challenges that can also trouble employees who work from home. Here are some of those challenges and a few easy solutions: 1. “Email Refresh Exhaustion” When working on projects or assignments there …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. The Dotted Line Required for Social Business Success As leaders embrace the importance of culture and community in building a brand the focus and value of a brand is now shifted to the place it’s supposed to be, the people! The word “Social” in social business is the major change that leaders and brands must embrace which means a new focus must be made on improving who, how and why we communicate. Best practice tips for video interviewing HR professionals know better than most that we are seeing significant changes in the …

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Ready to bring collaboration tools into your classroom?  Educators are looking for ways to create technology-infused learning environments designed to foster collaboration.  Here are a few tools for effective collaboration and why you should adopt them. Cloud Storage: Need to lighten up the backpacks?  Here’s an easy way, students and teachers can store and share files and projects on the cloud.  Cloud storage allows for easy collaboration, no more emailing back and forth and worrying about who has the final document.  Cloud collaboration allows users to share folders, documents and update any changes made in real time.  Cloud Collaboration allows for instant …

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This Month In Telemedicine

August 27, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Collaboration, Healthcare, Video Conferencing

What’s New with ATA Webinar hosted by Institutional Council – Today, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT – on Internal Awareness and Adoption Webinar hosted by the ATA Policy team – Thursday, August 28th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT – on Trends for Telemedicine Policy and Winning Tactics ATA Fall Forum – September 7-9 2014, JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort: Some of the sessions include validated research on products and projects showing effectiveness in the areas of price reduction, quality and access. ATA annual meeting is May 3-5, deadline for the call for presentations is September 15th The American Telemedicine Association paid special attention …

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Audio visual (AV) integration creates a meeting space that facilitates collaboration and interactivity among participants. The seamless combination of different AV technologies and tools provides an environment customized for effective brainstorming and sharing ideas; thereby enhancing creativity and decision making. As a result, many organizations are opting to install AV rooms to help drive innovation. The plethora of decisions, including technology and room layouts, that are involved with integrating a room can be challenging for organizations that are investing in AV integration for the first time. To help make the decision making easier, check out our infographic where we have outlined the …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Collaboration Tools – Purpose-Built or Integrated, What’s Best? Virtual collaboration is only as good as the tools used.  Originally achieved over stand-alone applications such as conference calls and messaging, we now see virtual collaborative tools integrated into other applications.  There are pros and cons to each approach; the question is really which one is better for your environment. Avoiding the Four Major Mistakes of Video Conferencing Video conferencing has changed the way we collaborate, with that said; make your meetings memorable, for the right reasons.  Remember to turn off applications not to …

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Interactive whiteboards have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and the technology behind these tools continues to evolve. For some who may be unfamiliar with interactive whiteboards, they come in several flavours.  They can be a large whiteboard that is connected to a computer and a projector. The projector casts the computer’s desktop on to the display where the user can then control the computer using a pen, finger, stylus, or other specialized writing device. In other cases the whiteboard technology is built into a flat panel display, generally up to 70 or 80 inches. Users interact directly on …

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Video conferencing technology is rapidly changing how non-profit organizations run their programs, events and fundraisers. The growth of the video conferencing industry has allowed organizations to use video to reach out to a larger audience and interact with supporters and the public. Non-profit organizations are also able to use video to organize internal operations, such as volunteer training and keeping supporters involved. Here are several ways that video conferencing is benefitting non-profit organizations: Raise Funds and Awareness It can be very difficult for small organizations to get their name out to the public, especially if they are competing against well-known larger non-profit’s. Video …

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When designing a new collaborative workspace (whether it be a complicated conference room or a small huddle room), there are a lot of considerations to take into account. These can range from the acoustics of the room, the current lighting as well as considerations around what control system to leverage, what display brand, and how to program all of the devices to work seamlessly together. Many organizations choose to “go it alone” when it comes to their AV setups. This might involve internal team members designing rooms and doing the install work. It may also include getting programmers up to speed …

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Video conferencing technology has certainly changed the way HR conducts business. One of the main ways being the recruiting process. HR representatives can now connect with people not only in another state, but even another country. With video collaboration, geographic barriers are eliminated and face-to-face meetings can be conducted regardless of the interviewee’s location. Utilizing video technology can save time and money while also being more productive by being able to interview a larger number of applicants more efficiently. Collaboration tools can help expand a company’s reach of candidates and build the best team possible regardless of their location. In …

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