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Great habits

I read a great article in the NZ Herald on Friday about a CEO I used to work with about ten years ago at Gen-I, Chris Quin. The article was more about his great success but in it he mentioned a few of the gems that I think have made him stand out.  ... read full post

Posted by:  John Bessey , Empired Group Executive GM Sales & Marketing |  21 February 2017

Career, communication

(5 votes)



Content with a capital C

The art of simple, consumable content.   ... read full post

Posted by:  Brad Gallen , Digital Strategist, Web and Digital Strategy Team. |  05 June 2013

Content, communication, Marketing, Website, CMS, Writing for the web

(1631 votes)



Building excellent teams: applying the Social Identity Approach to team building

Anyone who has ever been involved in a project team will know the difference that having an effective team can make to the outcome of a project. We all know the quality and attitude of a project team has significant bearing on a project’s success or failure. But how do you go about building an excellent team? ... read full post

Posted by:  Ryan Day , Senior Project Manager |  28 June 2012

communication, Collaboration, Teamwork, Team Building

(3381 votes)



Looking back to look forward

Bill Gates once said (to paraphrase) that we always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  19 September 2011

communication, Community, Social Media, Twitter, Mobile, 2011 predictions, Facebook

(2704 votes)



*TWILIGHT UPDATE* Mobility: The Changing Face of Business

We live in the ‘now’ generation and, as we move ahead, having to wait for information has become a thing of the past. And the ubiquity of the smartphone is only making this more the case. At a recent Intergen Twilight seminar, Ben Gracewood gave us some insight into the world of mobility and how it’s steadily, pervasively, changing the face of business. ... read full post

Posted by:  Rose Harris , Marketing Assistant |  22 July 2011

Windows 7, communication, Microsoft, Windows Mobile, Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Mobile tags, Mobile applications, smartphone, Twilight recap

(3378 votes)



Office 365 is now available – and our customers are already using it

Steve Ballmer launched the eagerly awaited new cloud-based application for collaboration and communication earlier this week. ... read full post

Posted by:  Rose Harris , Marketing Assistant |  01 July 2011

communication, Cloud, Collaboration, Office 365

(3977 votes)



Connecting real life and the online world

Imagine being able to get more information on a product by simply waving your phone at it. Or entering a competition by walking over to a display and touching it with your smart phone. ... read full post

Posted by:  Tim Howell , Marketing Manager |  02 June 2011

Windows 7, communication, Business Intelligence, Mobile, Mobile tags, SMARTS

(3844 votes)



Why traditional meetings don't always work... and an alternative

As information workers, we’re spending more and more of our working days inside meeting rooms, and studies show that time spent in sit-down meetings isn’t always productive. ... read full post

Posted by:  Duncan Smith , Practice Team Lead, Enterprise Applications |  07 May 2008


(4044 votes)



Electronic body language - the trials and tribulations of communication in the online age

Once upon a time we were taught manners, right and wrong, social boundaries, mores and general etiquette for all occasions. Even in the most basic rites of passage we learnt the fundamental keys to human-to-human communication. Look people in the eye. Say thank you. Listen. Don’t interrupt. Talk in hushed tones in a library and holler on a sports field and never (or hardly ever) the other way around. ... read full post

Posted by:  Katy Sweetman , Marketing Director, Empired Group |  22 April 2008


(4108 votes)



Social networking tools for organisations

Recently I have been involved in a number of conversations, both internally and with clients, about the value and role of social networking tools for organisations. There appear to be two main themes: (a) how can they add value to my business; and (b) if we don’t have them, how do we attract and retain the new generation of workers for whom social networking tools are part of their everyday existence? ... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  24 June 2009

Social Networking, communication

(3845 votes)



Knowledge Management: It’s not what you do; it’s the way that you do it

(And some golden rules.) It seems like a lifetime since we first introduced Intergen’s Knowledge Management capability at a Twilight session. In fact, it is almost a year and since that time we have been engaged in a number of projects. These have included developing an organisation-wide KM strategy, providing KM coaching and mentoring; providing analysis, support and advice to a client developing their own KM strategy; developing and facilitating KM workshops; and investigating the concept of a ‘knowledge hub’ to replace an existing technology system. Without exception, these engagements have focused on helping the client to create an environment where individuals and the organisation are able to support achievement of their business...... read full post

Posted by:  Sally Jansen van Vuuren , Principal Management Consultant |  11 June 2009

communication, Change Management, Knowledge Management

(4085 votes)



Is electronic mail always the right tool?

Back when I first started in my career (oh dear, this is going to show how ‘long in the tooth’ I am!), the only means of written communication available was the typed letter or internal memorandum. ... read full post

Posted by:  Mark Waller ,  |  29 August 2007

email, communication, memo

(3757 votes)

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