The technology landscape is changing. The way the web is being accessed is entirely different from how it was before. People are switching from using big and chunky to lean and small screens. More and more mobile usage is exceeding desktop usage, 70% of all Americans own smartphones and 50% own tablets. These mobile devices are responsible for 71% of the country’s digital traffic. Tasks that were limited to the desktop now are fully done through a smartphone. People shop, interact, and work using their phones.
Gallup found that about 43% of American employees do their jobs away from an office at least part of the time and that this number is rising. In 2030 the demand for remote work will increase by 30% thanks to Gen Z preferences, according to Gartner. So with the landscape of daily work life transforming, how can traditional companies keep up?
As the new year approaches, people reflect on their past and plan the changes they want for their future. By this time of the year, new year's resolutions are defined, which are usually promises that will make the upcoming year better than the one that is coming to an end. In two days, we are entering another decade, new business models will emerge, and companies should adapt to these changes while keeping all their employees focused and motivated. To keep up with this new phase while increasing employee engagement, implementing company alignment should be any business top priority for the new year.
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It seems like everyday a new article come out warning us about the future of mankind in the face of technology. Popular culture has lead us to believe that the future is bleak and that one day everything will be run by robots. Is there any truth in this belief? Who’s most at risk?
Banks are key players when giving back to their community. When partnering with a nonprofit, they have to follow a specific regulation, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
The CRA is a federal law that requires financial institutions to demonstrate their performance in meeting the needs of everyone in their community. Banks need to have a clear understanding of how nonprofits will be able to align their activities with their CRA requirements. That is where InvolveSoft comes into play. On our platform, we have designed a specific area for CRA qualified events. It is entirely customizable by the admin to fulfill the different needs of our partners.
The holiday season has officially started and our platform has a big new update. We are introducing a moderation feature with the goal to increase bottom-up engagement and make the admin’s job easier.
Users now have the opportunity to send out communications like newsletters, updates, and surveys. This feature was previously reserved for system and community admins only. This means that users can now help administrators send out communications to all users on the platform.
Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s time to give thanks. This time of year is the perfect opportunity to show your employees how important they are and make them feel valued, which is something we crave as humans.
CEO of The Energy Project, Tony Schwartz wrote an article for Harvard Business Review titled “The Only Thing that Really Matters”. He wrote that “the struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least acknowledged issues in organizations. How we’re feeling — and most especially whether or not we feel acknowledged and appreciated — influences our behavior, consumes our energy and affects our decisions all day long, whether we’re aware of it or not.”
Society is integrating with A.I. more and more every day but many people don’t realize this. Alexa and Siri use voice recognition to find your favorite song, your navigation app is constantly learning faster and easier ways to get you home, and the customer service rep you’re chatting with online is probably a bot. Artificial Intelligence isn’t reserved for tech giants working in front of a computer all day long. Even industries that may not traditionally be seen as modern or cutting edge are using A.I. and machine learning technology.
Pulse surveys are as close to real-time feedback as you can receive, unless you’re speaking face to face with your employees about their sentiment daily. This is unreasonable and wasteful. However, it’s imperative to give employees the opportunity to voice their concerns and even more important that they feel heard.