Success Factors for Effective and Efficient Meetings

Success Factors for Effective and Efficient Meetings

Every year billions of dollars are wasted due to inefficient meetings. Especially now, in the COVID-19 crisis, we all need to pay attention to effective and efficient meetings. It’s about analyzing our environment at breakneck speed, reducing costs, conserving liquidity, developing new markets and identifying the right support programs, to name just a few of the challenges.

I spend over 25% of my “normal” business life in meetings. I have led good and bad meetings and attended good and bad ones. In this post, I have taken the opportunity to briefly summarize the most important success factors for effective (doing the right things) and efficient (doing things right) meetings from my own perspective.

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AWS Sumerian as Quality Training – Digital Learning in the Enterprise

AWS Sumerian as Quality Training – Digital Learning in the Enterprise

Employee further training is nowadays one of the key challenges various industries (education, energy, medicine & health, manufacturing, etc.) are facing. As opposed to the past, when all training took place on paper, today learning can and should take advantage of computer-based, interactive technologies – to put it simply: digital learning.

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fme AG Summer Digital Camp 2019 – a short impression

fme AG Summer Digital Camp 2019 – a short impression

It is the 08th of July 2019 at 7:30 o’clock. At fme AG’s office in Brunswick, everything looks like it is going to be a normal Monday morning. The first employees are making themselves comfortable at their workplaces and trying to dispel their tiredness with a hot cup of coffee. Some people wonder about the whereabouts of the dishes and cutlery before going back to their desks to turn on the computer. But the supposed calm is deceptive. Because this week shouldn’t be an ordinary one.

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Why and how do you define a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

Why and how do you define a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

“We need a minimum viable product.”

In the development of new products, innovations should be implemented as quickly as possible and placed on the market in order to have an advantage over the competition. So far – so well known.

In the digital environment, many companies are faced with the challenge of having many ideas for a new product at the beginning of the development process and of offering users as much as possible. The parties involved often have different opinions about the range of functions. Numerous tasks have to be organized around the development (creating structures, marketing, organizing distribution channels, etc.), the market is competitive and the demand is changing rapidly. How can it be ensured under these basic conditions that the product is attractive for the customer and becomes successful? (more…)

»I want to migrate 15,000 documents – what does it cost me?«

»I want to migrate 15,000 documents – what does it cost me?«

Do you know these sentences, which simply belong to every job description?
“Are the rolls fresh?” – »But really only cut the tips.« – »Is the space at the window still free?« or also »I would like to migrate 15,000 documents – what does it cost me?« I have heard the last sentence very often in the past six years and definitely count it among my top three.

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