How is digitalization impacting the world of business, and which opportunities are there for individual companies? The First! Day conference, held on May 11th in Cham (Switzerland), focused on practical examples from real life. The event, organized by First Frame Networkers, featured speakers from IBV, Microsoft, and SBB, among others.
Co-creation and knowledge sharing are two key aspects when it comes to teamwork, even more so in the era of digital transformation. When working from the same location, these processes take place in a meeting room or on a shared desk with documents, flip charts and more, while discussing in person. What happens though when a team is spread across different locations, i.e. with a virtual team? Is there anything such as a virtual desk?
I started thinking about this while I was reading “Work like Da Vinci” by Michael J. Gelb. It hit me like a rock, it just happened. It became clearer when, about 7 years ago, I was doing a presentation to some former colleagues. The presentation was about applying what I learned from that book to our work, our job roles, our goals.
BYOD, an acronym we heard several times in the last year or so. Now it seems a bit obsolete because, as we very well know, technology runs faster than the blink of an eye (or maybe because marketing did a darn good job at the time!). A “buzzword”, or a cool word, that has been used several times to apply something that was so obvious for a lot of people but somehow it was not really happening in the business world. Bringing your personal device, from home to the office, and connect it to the domain/active directory or whatever you have/had in the workplace. Why? Because it’s easy, fast, efficient…. (fill in the blanks with any other powerful word you can think of!).
The Surface Hub brought about a completely new way of working and helped us with the digital transformation of our workplace. It has been almost one year since we integrated three of them into our offices, and they already replaced our projectors, flipcharts and videoconferencing equipment, but also positively impacted our work in many other ways.
Read more on how the Surface Hub influenced the daily work at IBV.
In the latest version of CollaBoard (1.3.52) we implemented a new feature: project templates. These are predefined projects filled with the right tiles to easily jump-start a meeting, a brainstorming session or a workshop. At the moment you can choose from a total of six templates: here’s how to use them.
Having constantly productive virtual meetings is an ongoing challenge. There are many factors influencing the success of a virtual meeting, and generally, of a virtual team. Controlling and improving all of them is very difficult, if not impossible. So how to make virtual meetings more effective? What we found out is that engaging in a more personal way during and after meetings increases the level of attention. We therefore put together some tips for you to make your meetings more personal.
Group work at school, university and even at the office can be a challenging assignment. It is necessary to have all team members understand each other, contribute, find compromises and reach a consistent outcome in a limited amount of time. Still, it doesn’t need to be difficult. With a few simple strategies, you can dramatically improve collaboration in your team and make group work more effective. Here are five common issues of group work solved for you.
We just released a new version of CollaBoard! Now it’s even easier to access and manage your projects.
When loading a project, you will now see a list of all the projects you created or joined. You can also add project titles for a clear overview. When creating a new project, you can add a title right away to speed up collaboration. Let’s see how to use these new features in detail.
No company is an island: we all need outstanding partners to accomplish greater and better things. This is why we are thrilled to announce that Surface Hub Distributors and Resellers ALSO, Insight, Datavision, Swisscom, Red Thread as well as It Service Provider First Frame Networkers have teamed up with IBV to bring CollaBoard to a wider audience, and help us present your new way of working.