Relax and Recharge this Summer with These 3 Great Books

By  Peter Hartmann

Looking for some beach reading this summer? These three books are perfect for relaxing while providing some great food for thought.

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For many of us, summer has finally arrived. It’s that glorious time of year when we take a week or two to leave our jobs behind and enjoy the company of friends and family.

It’s also the perfect time to recharge our internal batteries. And what better way to do that than through a bit of reading? I’ve just started on three books that I’m finding highly enlightening and informative, and think you may be interested in them, too: Continue reading

Why Bird Sounds Make Us More Productive

By  Holger Reisinger

It’s time to incorporate nature into the workday. Find out how the natural sounds featured in the “Focus on Work” music soundtrack can help relieve stress and make us more productive on the job.

Why Bird Sounds Make Us More Productive

Are noise and distractions in the workplace keeping you from getting your job done? Continue reading

Noise cancellation in headsets: What is it, and how exactly does it work?

Noise cancellation is very much the tech expression of today – at least in the audio world. Every headphone producer seems to be speaking about Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which pleases us greatly at Jabra because we have a long history of engineering such sound solutions.

Noise cancellation in headsets: What is it, and how exactly does it work?

We started developing ANC two decades ago, and have today enhanced and improved this technology along with the digital signal processing (implemented via a two-microphone solution) now found in the Jabra Evolve 75.

But what is noise cancellation? How does it work, and how can it help you work? The first thing to note is that there are two types of cancellation – passive and active – and both are important features of the Evolve 75. Continue reading

Introducing the Music that Can Change Your (Work) Life!

By  Holger Reisinger

Today’s workplace is packed with distractions that keep us from getting our jobs done. It’s time to change that. “Focus on Work,” a free soundtrack from Jabra and Restworks, can help us achieve a blissful state of concentration.

Introducing the Music that Can Change Your (Work) Life!

You know the helpless feeling: The critical piece of work in front of you requires your immediate and undivided attention.

But you can’t concentrate. Noisy coworkers, a churning printer and the incessant whirring of the air-conditioning unit – all have overwhelmed your ability to focus.

You feel frustrated, anxious, paralyzed…. Continue reading

Mind the Automation Gap: Why the Human Touch is Critical in the Public Sector

By Mind the Automation Gap: Why the Human Touch is Critical in the Public Sector Cheryle Walline

Digital automation has made its way to the public sector. But there’s at least one place where human interaction is – and always will be – vital.
Mind the Automation Gap: Why the Human Touch is Critical in the Public Sector
The headlines were breathless:

“Most Government Workers Could Be replaced By Robots, New Study Finds”

“Automation Threatens Public Sector”

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The Real Reason Your To-Do List Keeps Getting Longer

By The Real Reason Your To-Do List Keeps Getting Longer Holger Reisinger

Employees today spend too much time collaborating and too little concentrating, which is bad for both them and our organizations. Find out how we can reverse the trend and restore balance to these critical work modes.

 The Real Reason Your To-Do List Keeps Getting Longer

You can never have too much of a good thing, the old saying goes.

Or can you?

That’s what I wondered when I saw a news headline stating that researchers found that employees today spend 50% more time collaborating than they did 20 years ago. Continue reading

UC Spells a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity for Public Institutions

By UC Spells a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity for Public Institutions Cheryle Walline

A trillion-dollar opportunity awaits: By better managing IT projects, public sector entities can offer improved service at a dramatically lower cost. Here’s how to apply the concept to adoption of unified communication technologies.  

 UC Spells a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity for Public Institutions

How many times have we heard that we need to “do more with less,” “work smarter” or “transform the way we work?”

Probably more than we can count – and almost to the point of cliché.

But when respected consulting firm McKinsey & Company turns its sights toward helping the public sector offer improved service at a lower cost, people pay attention. Continue reading

The Secret to Spending Less time in Meetings

By The Secret to Spending Less time in Meetings Holger Reisinger

Want to spend less time in meetings – and more time actually working? Join the club. A startling new finding about today’s open office environment may help reduce the time we spend meeting with colleagues.

 The Secret to Spending Less time in Meetings

 Raise your hand if you’re a fan of today’s open office work environments.

Anyone?

From the gum-snapping colleague next to you to the blur of activity to the all-too-frequent “got-a-second?” interruptions, open offices are the places we love to loathe.

So it’s probably too much to ask for us to completely embrace this vast, teeming expanse of coworkers. But recent research does show that open offices may spare us an annoyance we find equally tiresome. Continue reading

Small Business Week: Finger on the SMB Pulse

By Small Business Week: Finger on the SMB Pulse Yves Dupuis

Those owning or working for a SMB do truly exceptional work. And with more than half of Americans falling into this category, Small Business Week showcases and honors the efforts made by these people. But what makes SMB talents tick?

Small Business Week: Finger on the SMB Pulse

Jabra appreciates the contributions of this dynamic community and decided to join in the fun of this year’s Small Business Week. Throughout the week of April 30th, we conducted daily Twitter polls (@We_are_Jabra) to learn what inspires SMB workers. From where they concentrate best, to the tools they utilize and the challenges they face, we were treated to an eye-opening experience. Here are some of the key takeaways! Continue reading

Why “Work from Anywhere” Got Bad Press

By Why “Work from Anywhere” Got Bad Press Holger Reisinger

Despite reports to the contrary, there’s little to fear – and much to gain – from the new way of working known as “Work from Anywhere.”

Why “Work from Anywhere” Got Bad Press

The headlines were worrying:

“Beware of the Dark Side” to working from anywhere!

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