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Collaborative work

Nureva collaborative work blog

11 fun ways to unlock creative thinking at your next meeting

By Tricia Whenham
on Oct 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Quick – come up with 3 words to describe your last meeting.

Did words like productive and collaborative come to mind? Nice work – you must be doing something right. Or maybe you thought frustrating, unproductive or words we can’t write on this blog. Yikes – that’s a whole other problem.

But either way, I’m guessing the word creative wasn’t top of mind. And that’s a huge missed opportunity. When we meet, often the goal is to solve a problem or figure out a new course of action. Creativity is crucial, but it’s often MIA during the process.

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Why collaboration needs advanced audio conferencing - and how to get it

By Adrian Doughty
on Sep 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Businesses are embracing collaboration like never before. And it’s no wonder. According to a survey by Deskmag, 71% of workers say they are more creative when they work as a team while 62% said their standard of work improved significantly.

In this video from the 2017 AV/IT Summit, I introduce the “Collaboration hierarchy of needs,” a framework for building and prioritizing conferencing systems. It’s an important guideline for the vital role AV/IT leaders have in supporting collaboration – from providing better mobile solutions to creating easy-to-use spaces for innovation. You’ll also learn how advanced audio conferencing is fundamental to creating the conditions that help teams, including remote workers, imagine and execute the next big idea.

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A collaborative workspace to capture the imagination at Capgemini

By Tricia Whenham
on Sep 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting and technology services, is always on the lookout for new digital solutions to meet market demands. For team members at the Netherlands office, that meant finding ways to increase participation in collaboration sessions and share information more easily.

With the help of Allinco VCS, they found a new tool that not only addressed those needs – it also captured the imagination of the Capgemini team. The Nureva™ Span™ visual collaboration system has been used during brainstorming, visual collaboration and data sharing activities, and the impact has been striking. Watch this video to see how Capgemini is going beyond paper sticky notes to create a collaborative workspace that drives creativity and innovation.

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11 simple habits to improve collaboration with your team today

By Tricia Whenham
on Sep 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Collaboration isn’t new – in fact, recent research has revealed that the ability to share goals and work together might just have been a turning point in human development. But if you’re feeling like the word collaboration is everywhere these days, you’re not alone. Organizations are realizing that in this competitive landscape, a strong team can make the difference between a good idea and a great one. 

The prospect of becoming more collaborative can seem abstract and daunting, but small actions add up. Here are some practical steps you can take to move in the right direction.

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Can you spot the difference? The secret power of visual collaboration.

By Tricia Whenham
on Jul 27, 2017 7:30:00 AM

When you were a kid, did you play Spot the Difference?

You might remember the game from the back pages of magazines or restaurant menus. Two pictures side by side, with several subtle differences. Ideally, they were challenging enough to keep you out of your parents’ hair for at least a few minutes on a long car ride or wait in the doctor’s office.

Now, imagine playing the same game today – but the two images are placed in separate rooms, and you have to walk back and forth between them. Or the pictures are tiny thumbnails, and you need to squint to see the details. Or you’re working with a partner, and you can each only see one visual. You’d feel like the game was rigged – and you’d be right.

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Webinar: Meeting the needs of the dynamic meeting room

By Alan Cho
on Jul 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM


The numbers are impossible to ignore. On average, employees attend 62 meetings a monthIn the last two decades, the time people spend working collaboratively has grown by 50%. And 43% of employed Americans spend at least some time working remotely.

As the number of remote workers rapidly expands, so does the need for remote collaboration. Business is no longer confined to a single location. The people we work and collaborate with don’t always share the same space as us. And meetings no longer mean sitting around a table and passively listening to somebody talking. Yet, despite the changes to the ways we work, audio conferencing technology has remained relatively the same.

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Power your team with new screen sharing tools

By Tricia Whenham
on Jul 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Ever had one of these days?

You roll out of bed. You check your phone. And you find out that a project needs attention – now.

You need people from across your organization to get together, share what they know and come up with the right solution. Too often, it’s way harder than it should be. You get stuck in a game of email tag with the rest of the team (and we all know how much everyone loves email). Or you manage to pull everyone into a room … except, of course, your sales manager in Germany who’s left out of the process.

Ready to try a different approach?

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A master idea man shares some creative brainstorming techniques

By Lavonne Boutcher
on Jun 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Jim McCafferty is a former magician and current idea ringmaster at JMP Creative – the California design company he started in 1991. Every day, Jim and his team face the daunting task of generating creative ideas for ad campaigns or toy designs. To accomplish that, Jim has developed some unique and slightly off-the-wall methods of brainstorming. And he’s often asked to share those techniques with other companies looking to jump-start their creativity.

Jim is a self-taught brainstorming expert who thinks most of us do it all wrong. Here’s what experience has taught him about doing it right.

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8,192 more ways to be heard – the story behind a new audio conferencing solution

By Tricia Whenham
on Jun 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

For David Martin, cofounder of Nureva, the importance of hearing and being heard has been on his mind for a long time.

“Growing up, I realized my father had a hearing problem,” he says. “It occurred because he was in the engine room of a destroyer in the North Atlantic for five years. In my case, I have a hearing problem because I tuned race engines for five years of my young life, not knowing I needed ear protection.”

These personal experiences have sharpened his focus on a problem that affects everyone, no matter their hearing – bad meeting room audio.

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5 key ways to get your remote design team in sync

By Tricia Whenham
on May 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

When Suzanne Ferguson, a user experience designer at Nureva, wakes up each morning, her day begins in delightful solitude – with a cup of coffee, a few yoga poses and choosing a podcast for her walk to work. But before all that is done, she makes it a habit to check in online with her UX team. Collaborating with other designers is at the heart of her role.

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