Dear Microsoft, Help us Make Meetings More Effective?


Workers everywhere spend too much time attending business meetings. But maybe there’s a better way. We wonder aloud if a few simple
upgrades to Microsoft Outlook could reduce the number of meetings we attend, while making others more productive and less time-consuming.

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To: Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corp.
From: Holger Reisinger, SVP, Jabra
Subject: Proposed changes to Outlook to improve business productivity

Satya,

I know that you’re busy, but I really need your help. Continue reading

Groupthink Kills Collaboration!

By Groupthink Kills Collaboration! Holger Reisinger

Some of the biggest blunders in history – both corporate and otherwise – can be attributed to the concept of groupthink. Along with new research on the topic come practical new tips for keeping it out of your decision making processes.

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Have you ever run across a corporate decision that seemed so mind-boggling that you shook your head and wondered, “What were they thinking?”

Me too. Continue reading

That’s It… I’m Finished – With Meetings, That Is

By That’s It… I’m Finished - With Meetings, That Is Holger Reisinger

Meetings are the corporate get-togethers we all love to hate. For every productive one, it seems there’s at least one or more that are a complete waste of time. Here’s how you can reduce the number of meetings you need to attend.

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Remember the infamous bar scene in the original Star Wars movie? Continue reading

Collaboration – from the pyramids to the moon landing

By Collaboration - from the pyramids to the moon landing Holger Reisinger

Every time you return a call from a co-worker, discuss a project with a colleague or conduct a teleconference, you’re participating in an activity that has been moving civilization forward since the beginning of time. But what is collaboration really—and why is it now more important than ever?

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I just watched a fascinating video that got me thinking about how we as people work together to solve problems and improve our world. Continue reading