Category: Business 2.0

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Upgrading My Kanban Experience in Microsoft Teams

When I launched CollabTalk as an independent research and technical marketing services company on January 1st of this year – building on a 5-year-old brand that I had built around open, community-based conversations on all-things collaboration – I decided to leverage Microsoft Teams as my primary platform. As the CollabTalk...

The Ongoing Battle Against Employee Disengagement

Around the world, one obvious trend in the collaboration ecosystem is the increasing focus on employee adoption. It’s a no brainer — you can spend all the money in the world on technology, but if your employees don’t use it, you’ve failed. Organizations are questioning the value of their structured...

The Coming Business Analyst Surge

With so much talk about “productivity transformation” and moving businesses to the “digital workplace,” I really thought we would see a huge spike in the hiring of one specific role: the Business Analyst. Did I miss something? Has it happened? Are companies hiring them, possibly under a different title that...

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Craving Digital Experiences

In a December 7th, 2016 post by Microsoft's Cindy Bates on the US Small and Midsize Business Blog, Bates highlights some data points from a recent survey of over 1,000 consumers that, as she points out, uncover "shifts in the ways customers want to hear from businesses." Bates is the...

How Are You Leveraging Your Intellectual Capital?

Years back, before I entered the SharePoint space, I was working as a consultant for a company that create a sort of “think tank” under the auspices of identifying innovations within the company. Not a bad venture, and many companies have create a similar activity to help generate ideas and...

Productivity Requires Operational Change

There is a definite ROI in improving productivity: faster employee onboarding and training, for example, or simply generating more business output and more usage of the platform, all of which lead to a faster realization of the financial investments you’ve made in the platform. But until you understand your business...