You’ve probably noticed the shift in office dress codes in recent years. At one time, a nine-to-five job was synonymous with a three-piece suit and briefcase. But, now, many companies are happy to let their employees dress in business casual attire or what they feel comfortable in. Is it affecting productivity, though? Continue reading “Increasing productivity with what you wear — can it be done?” »
A beginner’s guide to understanding graphic design and how great design can help you succeed online.
You’ve probably seen the term floating about on various parts of the internet, but do you know what it actually means? Do you know all the ins and outs of it? Yes, what is graphic design? Continue reading “All You Need to Know About Graphic Design” »
Since the dawn of agriculture, humans have been consumed with the need to improve the efficiency of their crops. The reason for this is that the switch from a nomadic, hunter-gatherer civilization to a static, agricultural one actually decreased the amount of food available per person. With the evolution of farming practices and agricultural techniques, crop yields became ever greater and exploded with the advent of industrialization. Today, vast mega-farms crank out huge amounts of food in a production-line fashion, obsessed with squeezing out the most bang for the least buck via the use of pesticides, machinery, and GMOs. Continue reading “Sustainability in Future Food Production” »
In the traditionally staid financial sector innovation comes slowly and with much discussion. In the last twenty or thirty years the only real and sudden progress has come from the controversial and entirely virtual Bitcoin. Continue reading “Blockchain; A Financial Technology Revolution” »
The typically inquisitive mind cannot help but follow this world’s current affairs, even if only on a small scale where you pick up little bits and pieces of what’s going on in the world through the evening news, online, or just by chatting to people about the current affairs. One thing you’ll have undoubtedly picked up though is that trends come and go, particularly those which seem to grab the entire world by storm. What’s the hottest piece in the news fades away into the background rather quickly, only to be long forgotten as a new fad takes the world by storm. Continue reading “Paperless Pipe-Dream – Are We Missing the Point” »
When it comes to getting ahead in the world of business, the ability to run a great meeting is becoming more and more important. Today’s typical business is a far flung empire of branch offices, often with many of the key workers at offsite locations. We work in collaboration on cloud software that allows teams to develop along skill sets instead of geography. We take on larger territories with global implications, but still know that the devil is always in the details on the ground. The best way to manage all of this is meetings that stay on top of changes. But how to do it with different time zones, deadlines and needs? That is where knowing all about room scheduling tools can make the difference. Continue reading “Tools for the Office Warrior – Room Scheduling Knowhow” »