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Meeting trend 5.0: teleporting yourself and your colleagues

Posted by Paul Neefjes on 21 July, 2016

Teleporting yourself during a meeting, moving into another space? It sounds like you have landed in a science fiction film that even surpasses Star Trek… And still, it is becoming reality. And developing at the speed of light.

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Topics: Paperless meetings, Meeting trends

Celebrate Administrative Professional’s day! Go paperless.

Posted by Paul Neefjes on 21 April, 2016

On Thursday, April 21st it is the Administrative Professional’s day for the 28th time in the Netherlands. On that day many secretaries, administrative assistants and PAs will receive well-deserved extra attention. Perhaps even a bouquet of flowers or a gift… When it first started in the Netherlands in 1989 the business day was totally different than now. If you were trained to be a secretary in the ’80s you still had typing lessons on an “old fashioned” typewriter. With carbon paper! With all of the digital advances the “secretary” of today needs a radically different skill set. Working with a tablet and smartphone are standard, agendas are managed digitally and the office works more and more “paperless.”

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Topics: Meeting trends

Meet to the max, with flexible meetings!

Posted by Paul Neefjes on 14 April, 2016

Telecommuting is standard in more and more businesses. Perhaps you and your colleagues can already decide where and when you work. If not, would you like to work more flexibly? Here in the Netherlands, the Law for Flexible Work should help. This law has been in effect since the beginning of this year. If your Dutch company has more than ten employees, then you have the right to ask permission to telecommute. The new law fits perfectly with the swelling trend for more flexible work hours of the last decade. In addition, here in the Netherlands there are almost 2 million employees with flexible contracts, so fully a quarter of all employees!

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Topics: Meeting trends

Meeting trends: what’s hot in 2016?

Posted by Paul Neefjes on 12 January, 2016

Recently many “what’s hot” lists are published in the media. What, then, are the trends when it comes to meetings? SCRUM meetings were, for instance, increasingly popular in 2015.  And in 2016?  I predict the following meeting trends:

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Topics: Meeting trends

iBabs is a leader in paperless meetings and enables you to reduce these piles of documents to the thickness of your tablet. Hundreds of organizations have been using this system for more than 15 years.