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  • 00:31

    Workplace Flexibility As A Business Strategy

    in Business

    #TChat Radio is all new and live Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT). Remember, the #TChat Twitter chat will follow from 7-8 pm ET.   Last week we talked about workplace innovation and how we can fuse disruption and adoption. This week we're going to talk about the growing number of professionals who telecommute and work from home — and who get the work done - another form of evolving workplace innovation.   Progressive companies today emphasize work-life fit (not balance, thank you) that includes some form of workplace flexibility as a “business strategy,” not an employee benefit. Workplace flexibility has been shown to reduce absenteeism, turnover, real estate costs, utilities and other expenses, while in the same breath improving attracting and retaining talent, employee engagement, productivity and much more.   Join #TChat co-creators and hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we welcome our special guests: Lisa Horn, Co-Leader of SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Initiative and a SHRM Senior Government Relations Advisor, and Susan Lovegren, SVP of HR at Plantronics, a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers that recently launched their Smarter Working initiative.    This will be another important show for us all, so talk about changing the corporate mindset of clocking time in a cubicle.

  • 00:30

    UC Audio Devices for Smarter Workplaces

    in Internet

    Be heard – learn why audio devices are critical to any successful Unified Communications deployment. Experts from Plantronics will discuss how to improve UC adoption, reduce time to value, enhance productivity and improve quality of the audio experience through a customizable and repeatable audio device plan.
     
    www.plantronics.com/uctoolkit

  • 00:05

    Improving audio quality- an Amtrak train and four headsets

    in Internet

    Caleb Barlow and David Marshak produce this short podcast from a moving Amtrak train to demonstrate the difference that good noise cancelation can make with a high quality Unified Communications headset in a very noisy environment.  It is easy to forget that there are two sides to a call ... make sure you are heard.
    We start with the best headset where you cannot hear any background noise and work our way down to unacceptable audio quality.

  • 00:51

    Social Media Happy Hour with Tony Reese on Twisplays for Social Media Status Updates

    in Social Networking

    Tony Reese has a long history of managing new products at BMW, Harley-Davidson and Plantronics. He follows the consumer electronics space closely and has watched as Social Media grew from a personal passion for many into a surgical tool for businesses. In Late 2010 he co-founded Twisplays with Joshua Persky to bring social media status updates out of the device (PC, Notebook, Tablet, Mobile Phone) space and into the shared group space for businesses and consumers. Our Product: Twisplays are LED signs that allow you to conveniently display whatever Twitter streams you desire - your own, your company's, your brand's - celebrity, music, social media, entrepreneur, news, blogger, tech, tv, actor, comedy and more. Share Twitter with your customers, patrons, colleagues, community, guests, family, friends and passers-by. Twisplays can be placed in stores, restaurants, bars, offices, kitchenettes, community centers, bedrooms, living rooms, family dens, stadiums, trade shows, conferences, events or parties - on walls, tables or in the isles - wherever an LED sign can be placed. Contact Tony via email: anthony@twisplays.com; Twitter: @Twisplays; web: www.twisplays.com