Flexible working best practice

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  • Today I am pleased to introduce to you the new Voyager PRO UC “Smartset” the next generation of the high successful Voyager Pro Family.Sensors are in our life in many ways, making products we use more intelligent and easier to use. My phone knows its orientation, my car knows if I’m too close to the one in front of me.Sensors are not the only addition to this great product.
  • What we learned from talking with customers…UC is not unifying, but actually adding phones. (mobile, deskphones, multiple softphones)So we sought to unify it at the headset/person level Enter the smartset
  • These key studies point out that the biggest single barrier to adopting a new ways of working is “cultural resistance.”Most of this resistance is coming from middle managers and their fear of losing control of their staff. They fear giving up the sense of control that comes from being able to watch their staff work ….“how do I know they’re working if they can’t be seen.”Our research shows that for teams to work effectively they must acquire additional skills and make many more explicit agreements about how they will work together. These core competencies are social skills such as conflict management, information sharing, performance management and measurement, building trust, and setting expectations and building agreements. These are so called “soft” skills. But as one of our most experienced IT colleagues puts it: “The soft stuff is the hard stuff.”
  • Huge majority don't offer emp or manager training in flex (9%/12% of w/o culture of flex), 32%/37% without
  • With abundancy of affordable technology and a great array of workspace choices the toughest part of the EVOLUTION (the people aspects) can now also be ‘tackled’ with confidence
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