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Tech giants, give millennials what they want

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic’s recent article on why millennials want to work for themselves nicely articulates the frustrations millennials have with traditional employment. I agree, that milennials value a sense of independence, freedom and work-life balance but I don’t think it’s just my generation. Those with jobs regardless of age value those things too. People want to feel appreciated and to not be micromanaged by a boss that will demand 12 hour work days with little to no gratitude in the end. Instead of labeling how millennials are ignorant, lazy, and a bunch of self-centered individuals that are more likely to …

By |August 15th, 2014|

The future of work

Last week we talked about our evolving workforce, and specifically how we’re seeing more and more distributed teams where employee perks include flexibility and life balance rather than stuff like pool tables and corner offices. We also mentioned “the future of work,” a phrase that’s certainly big enough to warrant some further discussion. So this week, we’re exploring a few more facets of how we envision the workforce of the future:

  • Companies without borders: The future workforce is one without borders, where organizations can hire talent of all stripes from around the world with an eye on passion, experience and …
By |August 13th, 2014|

How WebRTC changes the game for mobile apps

A little more than a year ago, my team at Voxeet set out on a quest to create a mobile app that reimagined communication and the conference call for the 21st century. To do so, we needed to banish the familiar features of conference calls today — walkie-talkie static, an opaque interface that obscures who’s talking when, an inability to travel from one device to the next — and introduce modern, mobile-optimized and 3D-immersive-sound features in their place. To do that to its maximum potential, we needed WebRTC.

WebRTC is a free, open project built from the ground up made for …

By |June 2nd, 2014|

The future of conferencing

Most people I know these days don’t communicate with friends, family and colleagues on a set schedule. Instead they talk, text, FaceTime and engage on social media in a continuous stream of communication.

“So where does this leave the conference call?” people often ask me. Has the notion of convening groups at a set time on a set line with a set agenda become as archaic as the Sunday night phone call with Mom and Dad?

I don’t believe so. In fact, the more mobile and dispersed we get, the more valuable the conference call becomes, for it allows a …

By |March 18th, 2014|