Why remote working doesn’t always work

Displaced workforces can work remotely and at any time using cloud technologies and improved communications infrastructures to bring greater visibility and efficiencies to the way they work. In theory, this way of working should be welcomed by both employers and workers. So, what’s wrong with this picture? Well, companies are finding that remote working is suitable for ongoing day to day work; however, when it comes to fostering the sparks of creativity that drives innovation, ignites business transformation and improves team synergies, remote workforces struggle to come up with the goods.

In the highly competitive arena of business, the levels of creativity you have in the workplace can significantly affect your company’s chances of success – so much so that fostering a culture of creativity has been identified within the top five of CEOs’ concerns in research by Hult Business school. Therefore, presence is important to creativity within the workforce and equally, so is the space they congregate in and the digital tools that amplify the experience in the space. Click here to read the rest of this fascinating article by our Strategic Project Director, David Wilson, on LinkedIn. 

Engage CEO’s contribution to VR/AR article

Installation magazine’s feature on VR and AR posed some interesting questions. “As things stand today, integrators seem to be somewhat bemused [with the technology],” opined Installation feature writer Ian McMurray. “The technologies are potentially compelling – but what are the real-world applications from which they can derive profit? According to those operating in the VR/AR/MR market, the right thing to do is to keep an open mind.”

Our CEO Steve Blyth had this to say in response:  “There has to be a want to take this further.AV companies that are too arm’s length and traditional will be overtaken by more forward-thinking and pioneering adopters, designers and integrators. Don’t fear it – embrace it,” he laughs. “It is definitely not the modern equivalent of Betamax.” Click here to read the article in its entirety.