Gartner Blog Network

Category: 'communication' Blog Posts

from the Gartner Blog Network

In Praise of (Good) Meetings

by Craig Roth  |  January 30, 2015

NPR had a segment yesterday by Yuki Noguchi on "And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings ". I was expecting a typical rant against...

Read more »

Auto-Delete Emails Received While On Vacation? Not Without Knowing Their Lifespan

by Craig Roth  |  September 2, 2014

I'm back from summer vacation with the kids and getting back into the swing of work. I didn't check email at all during the vacation, so there's quite a pile...

Read more »

Can Government Change?

by Elise Olding  |  May 1, 2014

Whenever I am visiting government clients, a common theme emerges -  that it's harder to make changes in the public sector vs. the private sector. That's one myth I'd like...

Read more »

Scotland 0 England 20 – Six Nations Rugby

by Andrew White  |  February 14, 2014

Scotland 0 England 20 – Six Nations Rugby Did anyone see the game on TV?  Seriously, rugby (union, as opposed to its cousin, league) is my favorite team sport.  I...

Read more »

The power and influence of communication

by Andrew White  |  February 12, 2014

There was an intriguing article in Wednesday's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal.  It was called, "UK is set to change its guidance on rate policy".  The article...

Read more »

Is Using Jargon Hindering Your Communication?

by Elise Olding  |  November 21, 2013

A big barrier to communication is using language that you are familiar with but may not mean anything to your intended audience. It’s easy to fall into this trap, whether...

Read more »

Cat Herding Systems

by Craig Roth  |  November 1, 2013

As both an analyst that covers "productivity" software (the name given to the stuff in Microsoft Office) and as an information worker, I've observed a need for "cat herding systems"....

Read more »

Productivity Automation: When is Email Not Enough

by Craig Roth  |  March 5, 2013

I’ve always been in favor of addressing email overload from an enterprise point of view instead of just appealing to individual etiquette and time management.  An example of that is...

Read more »

Email Prioritization and Notification: Two Technologies Passing in the Night

by Craig Roth  |  February 27, 2013

In a humorous coincidence, page D2 of the Wall St Journal today is divided into two articles, floating next to each other as if they weren’t related at all except...

Read more »

Which Email Personality Type Are You? Ten Approaches to Email Overload

by Craig Roth  |  February 6, 2013

Do you feel like you need to empty your inbox every day?  Or do you keep a decade’s worth of emails in there and just search when needed?  Maybe you...

Read more »