Date: Feb 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM
How much time do we waste at work? Here are some provocative statistics:
According to Salary.com's 2014 Wasting Time at Work Survey, people rank meetings and conference calls as one of the biggest time sinks (right behind browsing the Internet).
PC Magazine cites an OfficeTime.net survey of 1300 people who place email at the top of the list.
And this infographic from Mashable says "trying to contact customers or colleagues" is the biggest time stealer with people wasting 74 minutes per day on this activity, followed by people wasting 67 minutes per day trying to find key information.
Meetings, email, customers/colleagues, info and data—they're all things we need to deal with in order to do our jobs, but like everything else in life, moderation is key. The question is, how can we encourage and practice this needed moderation? That's where a collaboration system comes in.
Date: Nov 6, 2014 8:36:00 AM
We're data geeks here at Fanhub, forever curious how folks discover our company and blog when searching online. As a result, we love digging into analytics to see what keyword phrases people plug into search engines. One phrase that recently caught our attention is this: collaborate synonym.
In addition to being data geeks, we also breathe, eat, and livecollaboration every day, so we sometimes take for granted that everyone knows what we're talking about when we use a word like "collaborate." Obviously, the fact that people are searching for synonyms shows that's not necessarily true.
So, without further ado, here are five synonyms for collaborate—along with explanations as to why these words are so important to us.
Date: Oct 28, 2014 8:42:00 AM
Are you in charge of sales management at your company? Here are 5 common pitfalls and how to overcome them.
Date: Aug 14, 2014 8:30:00 AM
When people discuss CRMs, they often talk about one of its most popular uses as a contact management system for leads and customers. And while this is certainly the heart and soul of any CRM, a truly collaborative CRM goes way beyond the basics and can help so many more departments other than sales.
Date: Aug 7, 2014 8:30:00 AM
Ah, sales and marketing, two departments often portrayed as enemies. Think Harry Potter and Voldemort. Batman and the Joker. Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote. (We'll stop now.)
See, here's the thing: it doesn't need to be this way. In fact, it shouldn't be this way. But thanks to the "silo mentality," this is often the case. So what can you do to bridge the divide between sales and marketing (if that's even possible at all)? The secret is COLLABORATION. Here's how the magic happens.