In a business environment where more and more workers are part of distributed virtual teams, the options for meeting in physical locations to collaborate are sparse. Friday morning team huddles in the large conference room are a part of the past and team leaders are searching for integrative collaboration tools to accommodate remote workforces.
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The use of video is enabling online open courseware in higher education, creating a revolutionary trend in education – MOOCs. A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course that can be taken by a large number of students free of cost.
While the private sector has enjoyed a myriad of savings and increases in productivity due to telework and telecommuting, the public sector hasn’t adopted this developing technology at the same pace.
As Jeff Immelt, the CEO of General Electric said, “the economy today is going through a fundamental ‘reset.’ The old rules just don’t apply anymore. We are seeing a genuine explosion of distributed/mobile/flexible work across all market segments, including large organizations, small businesses, and free agents/entrepreneurs.
As videoconferencing becomes increasingly integrated within daily communication, it becomes apparent that there is a need for established etiquette guidelines in order to create a more productive and enjoyable experience for all users.
Digital signage is not a new concept by any means, but as the innovative applications for its use continues to rise; the adoption of this more efficient medium is likely to increase as well. Seen in airports, on factory floors, in university dorm common areas and corporate lobbies -- whether consisting of text signs that can be changed on the fly, or sophisticated interactive kiosks that allow users to select informational video feeds, digital signage is finally coming into its own.
New Tools Open Door for Alternate Work Options
Although it may be hard to believe, giving employees the freedom to do their job when and where they want can actually boost productivity AND let employees lead happier lives.