Didn’t we all, at some point, dream of a device like the Surface Studio? A designer device with a great display, perfect size, unparalleled inking and a completely new peripheral: the Surface Dial. As it is perfect for creative work and high-level brainstorming, we just had to try CollaBoard on it. Here is how it went.
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?
In our neverending quest to make your work life easier, we at IBV have released a new version of CollaBoard this week. Yes, we are always adding features to CollaBoard, and have a steady stream of ideas on how to improve teamwork. This week, however, we made a few major changes to our productivity app that will dramatically increase your productivity and conversion rates.
The year that is about to end has been a major one regarding innovations in information technology. While many may not have noticed it, the technologies introduced in 2016 have changed our lives, and the trends will be even more obvious in the near future.
Last week we talked about Gamestorming, brainstorming with the use of games. As you may recall, Gamestorming techniques spread in 1970’s Silicon Valley to help teams overcome the limitations imposed by group and thought dynamics in traditional brainstorming. One of these limitations, for instance, is the fact that some employees are more extrovert than others, and thus tend to dominate traditional brainstorming sessions, whereas more reserved employees hesitate to speak up.
Brainstorming is often the only solution to the complex business problems we face every day.
Unfortunately though, brainstorming is not always effective, either due to group dynamics, or simply because the situation requires a complete paradigm shift. This is especially true when innovation is at stake and none of the traditional business processes can be used.