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When it comes to devices and gadgets, there can be a fine line between having things that enhance your life and being ruled by your electronic assistants. A useful gadget is one that helps you do what you do –with fewer interruptions, greater efficiency, and minimal glitches
In theory, we all understand how important it is to operate from an understanding of our most basic goals, values, and mission. Most companies have these. Most companies create them in their early days, as a guide for development and strategy. Most companies give little thought to how their values and goals change over time, and though they understand that revisiting them is an excellent idea, it’s not generally a high priority, and it rarely gets done.
It won’t be news to you that tech jobs offer some of the best compensation around. Continued high demand for workers in these fields means that the pay continues to improve. The data are showing that salaries for occupations in the tech sector are growing much faster than wages overall.
E-commerce is a ubiquitous part of retail today, and it’s having a profound impact on the supply chain. Specifically, it’s creating a heavy reverse flow. Many online retailers offer free shipping and returns, and this encourages more purchases, but it also greatly increases the number of returns.
Most of us would agree that annual performance reviews have become a fairly meaningless ritual. They can be very time-consuming for management and team members alike, they often decrease motivation and morale, and they’re a very subjective and unhelpful way to track activity.
The pace of tech disruption is finally taking hold in a way that it’s real. I’m not saying that everyone and every technology will make it to the finish line or be a unicorn, but in my personal view —and in speaking with CEOs in the marketplace today —tech solutions and company culture are top of mind and part of everyone’s business strategy.
Technology developers have finally turned their eyes to CRE in a big way, and there is a tremendous crop of applications that zero in on the industry’s needs. So before the ball drops, get some of these great tools in place to make 2017 one for the books.
The Internet is a wonderland of opportunity, and users are subject to an ever-intensifying demand for their attention. In order to emerge from the sea of potential connections, retailers and business may resort to less than ethical practices. These tactics use our own psychological tendencies to hijack our attention online. As we all become more accustomed to this treatment, will we become less susceptible?
No matter what the industry, companies will do well to learn what they can about the demographic group that currently entering college and the workforce, commonly known as Generation-Z.
Whether you’re new to CRE or a veteran broker, you likely understand the value of personal connection for getting business done. If you’re reasonably competitive in the field, you also appreciate the benefits of technology tools. Certainly the two can go hand in hand, but it seems that when new digital solutions come along, there is always a bit of tension there