Digital technologies are redefining the supply chain and providing greater cross-region visibility across teams. This visibility is easiest to achieve when people effectively collaborate across various functions of the supply chain.
Topics: prysm visual workplace
Technological advances increase productivity and create competitive advantage. But what if technology was forcing you to work in ways that made you less effective? Worse still, what if technology was causing your company to lose in the marketplace?
When it comes to the process of how we make decisions, hold meetings and design products, that might be exactly what is happening: limitations in technology force us to coax decision making (inherently a circuitous process) into an artificially linear one, and the fallout could be expensive.
Topics: Future of Work
Oh, meetings. It must be hard to be so unpopular. But let's face it — you rarely live up to your promise. You bore without purpose. You masquerade as a working session, then reveal yourself as an endless PowerPoint. You purport to offer a quick, important update, then wander aimlessly for an hour.
The hallmark of a truly disruptive technology is that it changes our day-to-day workflow. At Prysm, I see this happening all the time. A case in point is how we use Prysm Visual Workplace to help us prepare for, conduct and follow up after board meetings.
"You've got to start with the customer experience and work back to the technology — not the other way around." –Steve Jobs
Leading enterprises have long understood that one of the most powerful ways to attract and engage prospects (especially executive decision makers) is to provide them with a visually impressive, immersive demonstration of their products or services in an executive briefing center (EBC). These
centers can be used to give your customers a first-hand experience of both current and future offerings in an environment that allows your company to really "wow" your customers.
Thanks to the advent of mobile technology and ubiquitous Internet access, an increasing number of people now work outside of the office one or more days per week.1 The shift also means that companies can more easily assemble a global workforce, integrating team members from multiple locations and time zones. These changes have the potential to increase innovation, productivity and employee satisfaction, while lowering cost for employers — but only if we adjust our processes and technologies accordingly.
We've identified six new realities about the state of today's workplace that business leaders must recognize and manage in order to reap the benefits of today's modern work styles. Once you've read through these, learn more about how the Prysm Visual Workspace can help your company transform the way you work.
The advent of video conferencing permanently altered the way we work, by allowing us to collaborate in real time, from any location and from almost any device. It freed us from the office, as well as from the tyranny of the time zone. It helped us leverage a global workforce, adding diversity and stimulating innovation.
Unless you're running an extremely enlightened workplace, there's a very strong chance (87%, or nearly nine out of 10) that your employees are sleepwalking through their work days1 — bored and disengaged. This is very bad news for U.S. employers, who lose $450 to $550 billion per year2 as a result of reduced productivity.
The infographic below highlights four ways that research has shown to increase worker engagement, fulfillment and productivity.
Thanks to mobile technology, we have a lot more freedom to decide where and when we work these days. Your backyard can become an office (yay, wifi!). You can vary your work schedule from day to day— from the early shift to the late shift, or anywhere in between. You even can have a full-time job in another country, making office visits via Skype.
Topics: Future of Work
The infographic to the right illustrates Forrester Consulting's findings in a study1 of the state of today's distributed workforce, which was commissioned by Prysm in early 2016.
Welcome to Prysm’s live blog from the show floor of InfoComm 2016. Here, we'll keep you posted on the highlights of the show and share what's happening...both in the Prysm booth and on the show floor.
The "mobile revolution" has gotten a lot of great press. If you believe the hype, working from home is the best of all possible worlds—affording great career opportunities and fulfillment, without requiring you to change out of your bathrobe.
There is no doubt about it—the workplace is changing. The traditional office environment, which was once made up of siloed cubicles and conference rooms, seems to be dissolving, taking with it the notion that work must be done in person at the office.
Ranking #9 of Forbes' "Most Innovative Companies" and cracking the top 100 on the magazine's "America's Best Employers," Under Armour knows what it takes to create not only a great product, but also a stellar working environment.
It is estimated that "millennials"—loosely defined as individuals born after 1984—will make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025. This digitally literate group is umbilically attached to its social networks and accustomed to real-time everything. Millennials don't know a world without cell phones or a life before the Internet, and they expect this technology to surround them wherever they go. Employers are being forced to rethink and refresh their workplaces in order to recruit and retain this rising generation.