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Ditching the Office? Learn from Our Work from Home Experiment!

By Ingram Leedy on January 16, 2020

Lots of organizations are experimenting with “remote work” or “work from home” policies. Protected Trust is no different. Just last year, I (and a few others) decided to launch a two-week experiment to test the work from home concept for our company.

In today’s video, I sit down with some of the Protected Trust crew to discuss the results of the experiment, some concerns about remote work policies, and the impacts of allowing employees to work from home:

Watch the Work from Home Debate:

Topics: New Ways to Work
6 min read

Managing Virtual Teams Successfully (+5 Actionable Tips)

By Ingram Leedy on January 2, 2020

The rapid development of communications technology has fundamentally changed the modern workplace. One of the biggest changes that have resulted from these innovations is the proliferation of virtual team collaboration. According to IWG research, 70 percent of professionals around the world work remotely at least one day out of the week. Companies are increasingly turning to virtual teams to meet their needs, with a little over 30 percent going completely remote, according to a 2019 Buffer survey.

Topics: New Ways to Work
4 min read

Benefits of Leadership in the Workplace Today

By Ingram Leedy on December 31, 2019

Effective leadership in the workplace is an essential element of any successful organization. When a company is struggling to meet its goals and seems to be unable to turn things around, the problem may be the result of poor leadership. Having the right leaders in place, however, can provide a number of benefits.

Topics: New Ways to Work
4 min read

What to Know When Considering Microsoft Office 365 for Business

By Ingram Leedy on December 5, 2019

Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful software subscription service that can transform mobility, collaboration, and security in your modern business. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is Office 365 right for my organization” or, “How do I choose an Office 365 for Business plan that fits my unique needs,” good news—you’ve come to the right place.

Topics: New Ways to Work
5 min read

Dictate Brings Speech-to-Text to Office 365 one

By Ingram Leedy on November 1, 2019

Twenty two years ago, Nuance Communications released Dragon Naturally Speaking, the first ever speech-to-text software. Since it was the first of its kind, the kinks weren’t quite worked out yet, causing a lot of frustrations for its early adopters. Even for 22 years ago, it was an incredibly difficult to use, resource-intensive software that led to far more annoyance than convenience.

Topics: New Ways to Work
10 min read

How Remote Working Can Make Your Employees Happier and More Loyal

By Ingram Leedy on October 30, 2019

It’s no secret that remote working is all the rage amongst modern professionals, and it’s not just a fleeting trend that will be going away any time soon. In Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work report, where nearly 2,500 current remote workers were surveyed, a whopping 99% of them said they wanted to continue working remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work
9 min read

G-Suite vs Office 365: Which is Better for Business?

By Ingram Leedy on September 30, 2019

Office 365 is a line of subscription-based services powered by Microsoft. Office 365 for Business is Microsoft’s suite of completely integrated, cloud-based productivity tools specifically designed to be used by business owners—whether you have 5 employees or 5,000.

Topics: New Ways to Work
6 min read

10 Key Benefits of Office 365 for Business

By Ingram Leedy on September 24, 2019

You’ve likely heard of Office 365 before, but are you aware just how much its features and capabilities can enhance workflows, collaboration, and efficiency in your business?

Topics: New Ways to Work
7 min read

Team Collaboration Tools You Can't Live Without (or Shouldn't)

By Ingram Leedy on September 11, 2019

In our modern business world, having access to the right team collaboration software and business communication tools can be the difference between developing a competitive advantage and falling behind the competition. 

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work