“Thinking outside the box” means to think creatively for a new solution to an old problem. It was a creative metaphor when it first emerged in common use in the late 1960s. Fifty years later, the expression has become a cliché.
When it comes to converting training for the online environment, webinars are quickly becoming the …Read More
One year ago, the world shut down. Or, it would have shut down had technology not come to the rescue. From Amazon to Zoom, web-enabled technology kept the world’s economy moving during the worst of the shelter-in-place orders. One area that came to a screeching halt for the first month or two after the orders …Read More
An interesting contradiction exists in the business world today: Stories abound about how businesses are allowing less and less travel. Between the high cost of gas, the increase in terrorism, the prevalence of the internet, and the plethora of VOIP conference call systems, the amount of business travel has decreased. Yet, airplanes have higher passenger …Read More
A 2014 study conducted by Adecco revealed that 92 percent of US executives believe that the American workforce suffers a skills gap. Surprisingly, 44 percent of the executives believe that the biggest gap was in the soft skills: communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Only 22 percent felt the gap was in the technical skills. In …Read More
When Microsoft launched PowerPoint in 1990, they knew they had a hot new tool. It is not clear whether they realized the extent to which this software program would reshape the way the world communicates. It revolutionized presentations, enabling anyone to create professional-looking, visually-appealing slides and images. And it was so much easier to use …Read More