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#Workgoals For The Busy Professional This Decade

The 2010s are a wrap! We’re now venturing onto an entirely new decade. Last year I recommended a few #Workgoals for 2019. Reading them again one year, I feel they are all still valid. So, this year, I’m adding on to them with #Workgoals for this decade.

Make a Connection

Building and maintaining your network is one of the most important ways to be effective in your career. This applies to both advancing your career and doing your current job really well. And the strength of your network is just as important. So, instead of mindlessly networking and accepting LinkedIn requests, make sure you have meaningful professional connections.

If it’s not what you know but who you know, how do you really get to know the people you are working with? That’s where People Insights come in.

People Insights, inside Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, and Jabber, provides real-time business and professional profiles of the people in the meeting. Beyond the typical brief introductions at the start of the meeting, People Insights give you deeper context from publicly available sources, including job title, company, education, social media profiles, and news articles.

Imagine the connection you’ll be able to make armed with the pertinent details at your fingertips before your meeting begins.

Focus, I Mean Really Focus

The last decade saw an increasingly changing workplace. Workplaces in the 2020s are unrecognizable from even just 10 years ago. The workplace is no longer one single place; instead, it could be anywhere, from open offices, meeting rooms, at home, or on the go. This means your ability to focus with disruption, noise, and distraction is ever more important.

When you need to get down to business, make sure you can focus no matter where you are with Cisco Headsets.

Some of the top features headset users care about most are voice quality (100%) and noise-canceling (98%) according to the 2019 Cisco survey, “Business Headsets.”

Cisco Headset 730 is designed for any environment and any connection, with reliable audio through Clear Voice technology, adaptive noise cancellation, mic background noise suppression and much, much more.

Check it out:

Use Your Resources Wisely

Time, money, space or talent – all very valuable and all very limited. From personal spaces, jump spaces, huddle space, meeting rooms, and board rooms, make the best use of your resources by designing your workplace to fit all your collaboration needs. The right space with the right devices for the right purpose will improve your team’s engagement, foster innovation, provide greater organizational agility and optimize your real-estate expense.  And with advanced analytics like facial detection and people count, you can optimize meeting space utilization while supporting employee needs.

Save costs and maximize your ROI by leveraging the resources you already have. A recent Forrester TEI report shows a 450% ROI over three years when you combine Webex Meetings and Webex Devices. Read the report to fully understand the benefits and costs associated with the decision to add devices to your Webex Meetings.

Make a Difference

Finally, make the 2020s the decade you maximize your impact at work, at home, when volunteering, and, most importantly, for the future.  Live your priorities by how you spend your time.

Not sure how to get started? Get inspired by other people’s stories. Read the story of a clothing company that has prioritized social and environmental initiatives for 2020 and how they use Webex to get things done. Hear from a Cisco employee who was motivated to give back. Or, look to the future; get inspired by innovation and the future of meetings in 2030.

What #workgoals do you have this decade? Tweet me at @Sarah_Gibb to let me know!

 


Learn More 

Cognitive Collaboration and the Human Element

Work smarter and get more done with Webex in 2020

Improving the Customer Collaboration Experience — One Headset at a Time [Webinar] 

 

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