My New Traveling Office

Women on Business

I do most of my traveling on the plane and things like Virgin Atlantic’s seat plug ins, and various carriers Wi-Fi make traveling a lot more efficient. They haven’t said when it will be available but technology like this would completely revolutionize the way we drive. If you travel as a team, this can make you much more effective as people use the internet, conduct research, and type up reports as someone drives.

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Why Technology Matters For Your Business: A Guide

Tanveer Naseer

Most people living in the modern era are strongly aware that new technologies, like those developed by Apple, Amazon and Google, are helping to reshape the whole of human life. Without these technologies, we’d find it hard to imagine how we’d shop, travel, work and play. Guest Posts communication growth learning technology training

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Boost Your Traveling Sales Representatives’ Productivity

Chart Your Course

But for traveling sales representatives, working away from the office has long been a way of life. Many of these representatives cover large territories, potentially encompassing several states, that require them to travel for days or weeks at a time. Here are some strategies employers can implement in order to maximize their traveling sales representatives’ productivity. Technological Equipment.

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Business Travelers Say Productivity Essential to Work-Life Balance

Women on Business

A new survey among business travelers by Cambria Suites and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation revealed that in-person meetings are important for a company’s bottom line. Furthermore, work-life balance is important to 9 out of 10 business travelers, but achieving work-life balance is more difficult than ever. One reason work-life balance is challenging for business travelers is that companies demand greater productivity from business trips.

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Top Apps to Have When Traveling for Business

Strategy Driven

Advancements in technology have led to increased company projections, growth and the enhancement of capitalist ideals. Concur is an amazing travel/expense manager that has the potential to dethrone all business-oriented apps from whichever throne they sit on. You just finished reading Top Apps to Have When Traveling for Business ! The post Top Apps to Have When Traveling for Business appeared first on StrategyDriven. In contemporary times, time is of the essence.

How Smart Speakers Are Poised to Reinvent the Travel Industry

Harvard Business

Travelers with an Alexa device at home can book a car rental or hotel through Expedia and Kayak. On many fronts, artificial intelligence-powered smart speakers and apps seem poised to become the world’s virtual travel agents. If consumers start turning regularly to smart speakers for their travel needs, they could end up interacting less and less with traditional airline, hotel, and even online travel agency brands. A voice-enabled travel era.

Tips For Improving Your Small Business Using Technology

Strategy Driven

There are many advantages to using more technology solutions in your small business that are worth you learning more about. Improve your small business using technology by launching an attractive website and blog so consumers can learn more about you. Technology will allow you to offer your staff the ability to work remotely from anywhere in the world. There’s no excuse for not communicating promptly when there are so many different technology solutions available to you.

Complimentary Resource – How to Cut the Hidden Costs Out of Travel and Expense Management

Strategy Driven

How to Cut the Hidden Costs Out of Travel and Expense Management. by Concur Technologies, Inc. Learn how to reduce your company’s overall operating costs by taking a strategic approach to your travel and expense management process. Discover how organizations are significantly cutting costs and saving time with an automated travel and expense management process in this special webinar from Concur and Business Finance Magazine.

Travel to the Nearest Star - Making it Real

Building Personal Strength

But actually it's relatively close compared to the distance to the edge of our solar system, out there where Pluto travels in its orbit. If we sent a spacecraft to Pluto traveling at the speed of 60,000 miles per hour, which is much faster than any spacecraft we've ever launched, it would take 10 years for it to get there. NASA photo You sometimes hear astronomers, NASA officials and space engineers use the phrase "travel to the stars."

The Real Value of Cloud Technology and the Role It Plays in Your Business

Strategy Driven

By now, cloud technology is no longer a “new” thing in the world of business but something that has already been well-established and explored by many companies. While technology-powered businesses are a common sight now, many entrepreneurs have yet to fully grasp the concept of cloud technology and the benefits it provides their companies. So in this article, we’ll be informing you of the real value of cloud technology and the important role it plays in your business.

Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions

Harvard Business

The demand for business travel is gender-independent, but men and women demonstrate different travel habits that impact the bottom line. We know from previous research that women react more strongly to unforeseen events and are more stressed than men when traveling for work. But what about when planning travel? We isolated data on how far in advance of flight women and men book their travel. Typical technology usage patterns could be another explanation.

Driving to Distraction

Coaching Tip

Today, car makers have offered more technological gadgetry to keep drivers off their phones, but those efforts have often been thwarted as drivers have been frustrated in getting it all to work properly. One of the pitfalls to voice-activated technology in cars is how error-prone it is: a cognitive distraction scale of 1 (simple driving) to 5 (driving while doing an impossibly complex mental task, such as balancing a checkbook). Drivers that used speech-to-text technology ( 3.06

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The Health Risks of Business Travel

Harvard Business Review

Although most people equate business travel to a rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, those who live it on a regular basis tend to have a rather different experience. Indeed, few unpleasant things are as glamorized as frequent business travel, particularly in light of the overwhelming evidence for its detrimental psychological, social, and physical effects. It also exposes travelers to pathological levels of germs and radiation. Business Travel.

How Technology Can Help Close the Gender Gap

Harvard Business

The good news is that all this is changing, driven in large part by technology. Broader technology trends have reduced the cost of starting a new business for all entrepreneurs, such as the move from servers to cloud computing, from long-term leases to shared workspaces like WeWork, from business travel to video conferencing, and from employing all full-time employees to hiring some freelancers. What is the experience of a woman in corporate America today?

Purpose Matters for Business Travel, Too

Harvard Business Review

Why do we travel? Evolution made us ever more curious, and so we traveled to learn more. Travel allows us to, a Montaigne put it, “rub and polish our brains” against people from different regions and cultures. In the age of teleconferences, Facebook, and Skype, couldn’t we dispense with the physical act of traveling? Technology can, of course, help to cement social ties, but only following an original personal experience.

Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

Playing for parity by traveling the traditional path of best practices just ensures one thing; you will spend great amounts of time and money failing slowly, publicly, and painfully. Stop thinking about managing the risk of technology, tools, and process improvement. Digital Transformation Innovation Leadership Strategy Technology CEO CEO Coach Digital digital transformation leadership Mike Myatt N2growth

Blockchain Will Transform Customer Loyalty Programs

Harvard Business

Loyalty programs have proliferated across travel, retail, financial services, and other economic sectors. How Blockchain Works Here are five basic principles underlying the technology. Best known as the technology behind bitcoin, blockchain enables a ledger of transactions to be shared across a network of participants. In some cases, travel loyalty program points differ by journey component (flight, car rental, hotel, dining), leading to fragmented point collections.

Everyday Business Travelers Are Easy Targets for Espionage

Harvard Business Review

James Bond might be the world’s best-known spy, but nowadays even an obscure international business traveler could face similar surveillance threats from a hostile foreign intelligence service or even a business competitor. For example, though most American business travelers aren’t aware of the threats of espionage, the dangers are greater and more prevalent than ever before. Business Travel.

Traveling the World Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

As I found ways to support myself in my travels, and picked where I would settle, I learned several key skills that have served me well in the course of building a venture-backed startup. You have to sell a story: an option on new technology, or access to an otherwise difficult-to-reach market. ” When traveling, you find yourself in this position all the time. In startups, as in travel, there are unexpected pitfalls and hard times. Photo by Andrew Nguyen.

Why One Executive Quit Business Travel Cold Turkey

Harvard Business Review

Last year Feld, who is managing director at Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars, announced he would no longer travel for business. He equipped his Boulder offices with state-of-the-art video conferencing systems, and now holds meetings using this technology or asks business partners to travel to see him. Excerpts: How much did you used to travel? For the past 20 years, I’ve traveled for business between 50% and 75% of the time.

45 Years of Leadership in Outer Space

Coaching Tip

After consulting with Vice President Johnson, NASA Administrator James Webb, and other officials, President Kennedy concluded that landing an American on the Moon would be a very challenging technological feat, but an area of space exploration in which the U.S. Books Current Affairs Leadership Memes Safety & Security Science Success Travel Alan Shepard.

Employers Checking Social Media

Career Advancement

“There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.”. Information Technology Job Search Perception Q&A with JoelBrian Koslow~. Nasir asks: I’ve heard that employers are checking social media more and more, to find out how professional their people really are. Should I just get rid of my Facebook profile so I don’t have to worry about my boss snooping on me? Joel answers: That’s an option, of course, but there’s no need to stay off social media.

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We Are All Indians

Coaching Tip

He started to understand more fully, as he later wrote, that Indian peoples had "always made alliances, inter-married, and borrowed ideas and technology from other people." "Indian history didn''t end in the 1800s," Trahant added. Books Ethics Memes Personal Life Real Estate Self-Awareness Travel Web/Tech What is Women Work life The words of editor Ralph Dixey of Tevope in Fort Hall, Idaho published in 1939; "Friends, we are all Indians no matter how white or dark you are.

Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

Gretchen Glasscock said: Navigate Your Path to Success: I have always traveled quite a bit for business, and before every trip I would d… [link] [.]

What It’s Like Being a Business Traveler in Iran

Harvard Business Review

But after spending the past two years traveling across the Arab world (and writing a book about innovation and entrepreneurship in the region), I also knew how younger generations and new technologies can redefine business and engagement across the board. Stuxnet, the computer virus that attacked much of their security apparatus several years ago, was a wakeup call and the country has since invested significantly in their technology infrastructure.

How New Technologies Push Us Toward the Past

Harvard Business Review

Think through the implications of these technologies, however, and an even more startling vision emerges: the future will look more like the past. Today, information and communications technologies remove the need for such proxies. To name some obvious examples, eBay, Google, Amazon, and Orbitz have each in their own way reversed traditional requirements that the customer travel – to a garage sale, library, bookstore, or travel agency – to obtain a good or service.

Why "Break Technologies" Will Change Your Business

Harvard Business Review

One way to do this is to look for "break technologies.". While the value chain will optimize for specific circumstances, often technologies are created that eliminate the need for certain pieces of an industry's value chain. In the 1990's, cellular technology eliminated the usefulness of physical phone lines in the telephone value chain. In its simplest conception, a "break technology" breaks supply chains and value networks in at least one industry.

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

Harvard Business

In corporate travel, extending a business trip for personal purposes is known as “bleisure,” an awkward term that’s only saving grace is that it’s less awful than the alternative, “bizcation.” ” Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as many as 6 out of 10 people have tacked on personal time to a business trip. Companies should also take bleisure travel into account.

Do You Have the Fundamental Systems to Serve Customers?

Modern Servant Leader

But then, when aboard the plane, you learn the other passengers in your row were traveling together but separated by the airline so you and your spouse could be seated apart as well. There’s only two reasons three traveling parties would be so poorly organized. Technology #DeltaFail #DeltaVacationsFail Customer Service Customer Support Delta Airlines Delta Vacations Systems Does your organization have the fundamental systems in place to serve your customer’s needs?

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Taking a Look at the Future of Oil and Gas Industry

Strategy Driven

Renewable technology is gaining ground left and right. Sustainable technology is getting cheaper as time rolls by. They will continue to propel global travel and commerce. What is more, the adoption of new technologies will facilitate oil and gas operations. Technology also gives the oil and gas industry a chance to wash its face. We should never underestimate the potential for technological innovation.

Possibility Maximizer: Rainmaker Group Resources

Sales Wolf Blog

 I have found myself traveling more and more as of late helping Clients to Maximize Possibility in their organizations and am coming up a little short on time this week to put together a full-blown post for my weekly Possibility Maximizer segment. Maximize Possibility Blog Home Archives Subscribe The Rainmaker Group About The Rainmaker Group Chris Young Biography Contact The Rainmaker Group Get Daily Inspirational Quotes Maximize Possibility Blog The Rainmaker Group Homepage Alltop.

Back to the Future: Sputnik to Today

Coaching Tip

Between 1957 and 1975, Cold War rivalry between the two nations focused on attaining firsts in space exploration, which were seen as necessary for national security and symbolic of technological and ideological superiority. Current Affairs Memes Safety & Security Science Travel commercial space taxi service limited national resources monopoly in space NASA Roskomos Russian space agency space race sputnik

Can Lending Technology Revive America???s Small Businesses?

Harvard Business Review

Small businesses are also instrumental to our innovation economy; small firms produce 13 times more patents per employee than larger firms and employ more than 40% of high technology workers in America. Since the onset of the financial crisis, and particularly during the economic recovery, there has been significant growth in innovative alternative sources of loan capital to small businesses, driven by technology. Finance Small/medium business Technology

The Technology Trends That Matter to Sales Teams

Harvard Business Review

Recently, information technology research and advisory company Gartner compiled a list of top 10 strategic technology trends. The data and technology enabled the sales force to better understand customer needs and target the right products for the right customers, driving stronger uptake of new product lines and improving the realization of cross-selling and up-selling opportunities. In the pharmaceutical industry, technology is transforming the sales process.

How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation

Harvard Business Review

Technology, of course, has also been a powerful influence on the Re-Generation, so much so that Bill Gates proposed that we call this next wave Generation I, for Internet. But that's not to say that the Re-Generation hasn't been shaped by a major technology leap forward: in their case, they are the first unconscious participants in an era when everyone has access to everything, everywhere, at every time. Mobile technology. Generational issues Social media Technology

The Four Technologies You Need to Be Working With

Harvard Business Review

They all take advantage of four technologies that once were scarce and expensive but are now plentiful and cheap. These technologies can be combined in numerous ways, and we are just starting to see companies really taking advantage of the possibilities. These four technologies will have a disruptive impact on your business, almost regardless of which industry you're in. As the member travels around, the car's location is tracked via GPS. Technology

Benefits of Help Desk for Your Business

Strategy Driven

In this technological era, most daily work functions depend on an internet connection and electronic appliances. This reduces traveling back and forth from one person to another. Managing Your Business business management Entrepreneurship help desk information technology IT help desk managing your business strategydriven

Mars One - The Reality

Building Personal Strength

They say the technology can only get them there. REALITY: Most of the technology needed to get them there doesn''t exist yet. This brief video documents the thoughts of five hopeful Mars One space travelers as they contemplate leaving planet Earth forever for a new home on Mars. They seem utterly clueless about what wold be involved in space travel. I''m sure the star-struck volunteers are thinking about something else than the realities of space travel.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2020

Leading Blog

To stay relevant, we have to be able to excel cognitively, behaviorally, and emotionally in ways that technology can't. Kilimanjaro and spent more than a decade traveling the world. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2020.

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Neil Armstrong and Future NASA Missions

Building Personal Strength

With what we now consider primitive technology and without the benefit of previous missions, they went where no one had gone before - to the moon's surface. It’s our destiny to travel to the stars.” Others claim that the new technologies developed for space travel “trickle down” as practical products for consumers. Astronauts haven't traveled to the moon since. Science Earth Courage Space Travel

To Use Technology Effectively, Ask the Tough Questions

Harvard Business Review

Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of managers about the reasons for complexity in their organizations — and in almost all cases they cite “technology” as one of the main culprits. But in the next breath, they also acknowledge that technology has revolutionized the way they work, increased personal productivity, and given them a whole new world of capabilities. emails and texts) while traveling, being with family, or on vacation. Leadership Technology

Remote Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

New technologies are being created at a rapidly increasing pace. And high unemployment combined with the current economic malaise has forced many companies to cut back on middle-managers and travel. Can you develop people remotely? All of this creates a toxic environment for leadership development. Traditionally developing leaders is a mentoring activity. Mentoring is difficult [.]. Leadership Development Webinars 1080 Group develop leaders Roger Courville Self Development Webinar

The Last Shuttle Mission Is Safely Home! - Now Some Recommendations

Building Personal Strength

I said: "I'd like NASA to refocus on priorities that are killing us here on Earth right now, not this crazy romantic garbage about travel to the stars, funded by - YOU GUESSED IT - you and me." I'm not talking about "trickle-down technologies." I hate hearing the argument that we should spend a trillion dollars sending humans to the stars, because building the requisite technologies will create unexpected spin-off technologies that will benefit humankind on Earth.