The infamous blackboard. A rather simple invention, but a very effective one – mostly associated with learning. Before the blackboard, teachers had to write the alphabet on the back of student’s hands! Capturing students’ attention was difficult too, because there was nothing to attract them to the front of the room, where the teacher was speaking, and nothing visual to help with learning.
Today’s business world is moving at what seems like breakneck speed. Customer demands are changing rapidly, products seem to come and go, the Facebook mantra of ‘move fast and break things’ is replacing the longer, traditional development cycles.
In a previous blog, we discussed how collaboration has been a part of our lives since we were born. But only recently, has it gained such exposure, especially how important collaboration is in business. In fact, collaboration is top of many company’s agendas nowadays, because the benefits of it are so well known.
But what has caused this rise in awareness of collaboration?
According to research, more than $37 billion per year is spent on unproductive meetings, and management teams spend up to 50% of their time in meetings. Meetings are important in business, but often they aren’t as productive as they should be, with 92% of workers admitting to multitasking in meetings. In this blog, we’d like to highlight 5 ways, we believe, your meetings could be more productive with a wireless presentation system.
You don’t have to look far nowadays to read about the term “collaboration”. It’s a common topic, and for good reason. Since the rise of the millennials, collaboration is top of many business agendas. People see the value in facilitating collaboration in the workplace. Increased creativity, continuous idea-sharing, projects being progressed quickly, better decisions being made – there’s not many reasons against it.
It’s a truism that we live in a digital world and organisations are creating and producing a huge amount of content: landing pages, design drawings, blueprints, product designs. This content is being produced quicker than ever before, distributed to more locations and reviewed by more people.
When I think of collaboration, a famous quote from Helen Keller comes to mind -
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
Effective collaboration can achieve so much more than what one single team member can achieve.
In meetings, whether they're in a conference room or board room, or in a huddle room or just a general meeting space, everyone in the room will be learning something, otherwise if they already know everything, why are they in the meeting?
When you're next sharing information or presenting to the team, what can really help in the understanding of that information is knowing what types of learners you're talking to and how to adjust that style.
In this blog we examine the various types of learners and what you could do to improve your presentations. According to the VAK theory of learning, there are 3 types.