The New Conference Room is Here

The New Conference Room is Here

According to a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice, the time workers spend traveling to their first and from their last meetings of the day counts as time spent working—and must be compensated accordingly. The ruling only applies to workers in the EU without a fixed office, but in our increasingly distributed world, those workers number in the millions. And the time they spend on the road just got a lot more expensive.

Now more than ever, employers need to figure out how to make remote meetings work, finding new ways to trim…

GetVoIP Names Voxeet Founder and CEO One of 2014’s Most Innovative

GetVoIP, a comprehensive communication solution shoppers’ guide whose mission is to educate, empower and enlighten readers about the world of Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP), named Voxeet Founder and CEO Stephane Giraudie one of its most innovative people of 2014.

The list of nine aims to recognize the most innovative players in “an industry filled with creative and driven people who are constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible” in VoIP. Giraudie is listed alongside the founders of WhatsApp, Snapchat and other groundbreaking companies shaping the future of how we communicate.

Calling Voxeet “an exciting new answer to the most…

Take off with us: Join the Voxeet Corporate Pilot Program

Voxeet is launching a Corporate Pilot Program and we’re looking for companies like yours to join us. Why sign on? Check out the ABCs of our CPP.

Here’s what your company has:

75 – 500 employees
Geographically distributed teams
A desire to collaborate more simply and efficiently


Here’s what you’ll get when you join us:

Automated onboarding to Voxeet for your entire team
Complete conferencing support across your enterprise
Up to six months of Voxeet Pro (chock-full of awesome new features) for FREE* as soon as it launches


Here’s what we’re asking in return:

Feedback on your experience using Voxeet
Ideas on what else you want or…

Tools for a collaborative workforce

We’ve focused on meetings over the last couple of weeks—how many more we’re attending as teams grow increasingly distributed and collaborative, and how important it is to find the right strategies and tools to make them productive. But even as meetings remain an essential part of our workplace communications, they certainly aren’t the only way to collaborate. This week, I want to look at a broader suite of strategies that can bridge the geographic gaps between distributed team members and facilitate successful virtual communication.

Conference Calls
While it’s far from the only collaboration tool distributed teams have at their disposal, nothing…

Making the most of your conference calls

Of all the tools we use to collaborate, conference calls are, as I mentioned last week, one of the very best we have in terms of simulating in-person communication. If they’re well planned, well facilitated and well executed, regular conference calls can do wonders for your team’s communication, camaraderie and productivity. Here are a few tips for making the most of every minute.

Consider sound quality
Many a conference call has been rendered more or less useless—and thoroughly frustrating—due to poor call quality. As teams grow increasingly distributed, regular calls are often the only opportunity workers have to hear each other’s…