Shibabrata Mondal - 24/Mar/2018

Onboarding a new Team Member?

(image credit: loughlinpersonnel.com) Do you lead a large team? Do you lead a small or mid sized team in a large company? Is your team or company growing at a

Shibabrata Mondal - 23/Mar/2018

Effective Followup Meetings are key to Achieving Goals

(image credit: blog.chamasoft.com) It would be nice if every meeting could cover everything that was planned for and achieve all outcomes desired. But, sadly, that does not happen always. Often one

George Thomas - 16/Mar/2018

Prepare for a useful Quarterly Business Review

(image credit: cglideconsultingllc.com) "We do all kinds of  analytics around sales data and a lot of other pieces of information. What if we apply the same type of rigour on

Sushma S - 16/Mar/2018

Use a Parking lot to Keep your Meeting on Agenda

(image credit: exchange.smarttech.com) Haven't we all been in meetings in which the conversation strays off course? I'm sure we have all left meetings at some point wondering what was actually accomplished.

Shibabrata Mondal - 15/Mar/2018

Insurance Product Development and Tracking

(image credit: storify.com) Insurance products development and launch involves multiple departments. Some examples of departments involved in Insurance product development are: Policy Issue and Administration Claims Department Actuarial and Statistical Department

Shibabrata Mondal - 12/Mar/2018

Streamline your next Product Launch

(image credit: www.troofal.com) Product launch is an activity that needs involvement from multiple functions. A typical product launch team would consist of people with different roles like: Product Management Research and

Sushma S - 07/Mar/2018

Resolve your productivity pains with automated to-do emails

(image credit: ponyfoo.com) Meetings are usually held to assign action items or tasks related to a particular activity and to track their progress. These action items should not just be a

George Thomas - 28/Feb/2018

How to improve the efficacy of Executive Briefings

(image credit: www.architectmagazine.com) An Executive Briefing is a customer-centric meeting between key decision makers from high potential accounts and subject matter experts from the host company who have a high degree

Sushma S - 27/Feb/2018

Automate Meeting Minutes

Meetings are the most important aspect of an organization as decisions made in a meeting may involve a lot of time, effort, and money. When such important decisions are at

Sushma S - 22/Feb/2018

Get smarter and automate meeting room scheduling

(image credit: aspeninteriors.com.au) Booking a meeting room seems pretty straightforward doesn't it, after all, it truly comes down to walking into a conference room and closing the door? But then when

Sushma S - 20/Feb/2018

Can’t get your team to agree on a Meeting Schedule?

(image credit: ghanatalksbusiness.com) When we are dealing with remote meetings within an organization that has a distributed team, there are plenty of challenges that might occur due to lack of awareness,

Shibabrata Mondal - 07/Feb/2018

Virtual Assistants are coming at a Workplace near you

(image credit: medium.com) Bots, Chatbots, Virtual Assistants: these have been a topic of rising interest off late. Technologies have this habit of following a “Hype Cycle”. I am going to avoid

Sushma S - 06/Feb/2018

How often should Teams Meet?

(image credit: blog.zzounds.com) How often should teams meet? It's an interesting question with no easy answer. As with most complex question the answer is: "it depends". But, I thought of sharing

Shibabrata Mondal - 05/Feb/2018

Save time with Automatic Summarization of your Documents

(image credit: www.linkedin.com) An IDC study reported that on an average knowledge workers spent about 30% of their time searching for information. While one cannot do away with this time altogether,

Sushma S - 01/Feb/2018

How voice assistants can make you more productive

(image credit: news.softpedia.com) For the sake of simplicity. Let’s visualize a meeting environment with a host, a couple of attendees and a transcriber to jot down the meeting minutes. During the

Sushma S - 31/Jan/2018

Declutter your workspace with ASK

(image credit: www.basicknowledge101.com) For any organization change is the only constant and the change can come from any direction. It could be due to stakeholder expectations, organizational structure, environment, policies and

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

The importance of capturing Meeting Minutes

Capturing minutes of the meeting is one of the least desirable and tedious tasks. However, someone needs to pick up the slack since decisions made in these meetings are important

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

How to wield your magic in one on one meetings

(image credit: trailhead.salesforce.com) In this digital age, you might often wonder if you have to have one on one meetings or just communicate with your employees via, email, IM, phone, and

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

Gamify your Work for better Employee Engagement

(image credit: www.pinterest.com) Today’s millennial workforce no longer consider their work as a simple transaction of trading their time for a paycheck. As the old way of working becomes an artifact

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

The ultimate guide on How to Prepare for a Meeting

(image credit: alaboroflove.org) You can almost hear the groans when you call for a meeting and a general feeling that meetings lead nowhere. This is because meeting organizers are too busy

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

How can we make Meetings save time?

(image credit: www.ciphr.com) How many of us have walked into a meeting considering it to be a waste of time, thinking how could we have possibly avoided it. Going into a

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

Debunking the myths about Meetings

(image credit: realbusiness.co.uk) The myths surrounding meetings give them a bad and an unfair reputation. Meetings are meant to be the most productive part of your day if handled well and

Sushma S - 28/Dec/2017

The TODO Psychology

(image credit: invincibleinc.wordpress.com) “Chaos as a ladder” works well in Game of Thrones but businesses need goals and a clear roadmap to achieve those goals. This is where a TODO list

Shibabrata Mondal - 11/Oct/2017

Wizergos Wins Awards from Finances Online

Finances​ ​Online,​ ​a​ ​popular​ ​review​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​software​ ​and​ ​B2B​ ​services,​ ​recently published​ ​a​ ​detailed​ ​review​ ​of​ ​​Wizergos​​ ​in​ ​which​ ​they ​praised​ ​our​ ​system​ ​as​ ​one that​ ​genuinely​ ​meets​ ​users​

Shibabrata Mondal - 19/Sep/2017

New Feature: Appointment Board

(image credit: www.anu.edu.au) We have added a new feature and we are very excited about it. So we thought of sharing some details on it with you. We are calling this

Shibabrata Mondal - 09/Sep/2017

Ad Hoc One on One Meetings

(image credit: news.northeastern.edu) You are part of the Senior Management Team. In today's day and age its critical to be able to connect with the rank and file in your

Shibabrata Mondal - 02/Sep/2017

Scheduling Face to Face interviews with multiple Interviewers

(image credit: www.fastcollab.com) You work in HR. One of the key responsibilities for you is Hiring. Daily you live through the difficulties of scheduling phone interviews and the even more

Shibabrata Mondal - 02/Sep/2017

Scheduling Interviews

(image credit: www.fastcollab.com) You work in HR. One of the key responsibilities for you is Hiring. Daily you live through the difficulties of scheduling phone interviews and the even more

Shibabrata Mondal - 19/Aug/2017

Scheduling Meetings with Partners and Vendors

(image credit: www.heritagedentalva.com) You work in Vendor Management. One of the key difficulties everybody faces is scheduling meetings with the vendors. It takes multiple emails and calls back and forth to

Shibabrata Mondal - 19/Aug/2017

Scheduling a Meeting with your Prospect or Customer or Client

(image credit: www.heritagedentalva.com) So you work in Inside Sales, or Field Sales, or Pre-sales, or Customer Success Team. One of the key difficulties everybody faces is scheduling meetings with the prospect

Shibabrata Mondal - 07/Aug/2017

Chat with THPL

Wizergos sat down for a chat with one of the top users of the Wizergos Meetings and Action Item Management Product, Sanketh Koka, Regional Manager West Operations at THPL. It

Shibabrata Mondal - 27/Jul/2017

You Are Losing Leads on your Website

(image credit: www.impactbnd.com) Today, in the always connected world, a company's website is a major source for B2B sales leads. Most  product or service needs to be demonstrated or presented to

Shibabrata Mondal - 25/Jul/2017

How to use Wizergos APP to Manage Store Visits

For those who run large Retail Chain Operations, store visits is a critical task. A lot of issues and tasks are discovered in these store visits that needs to be

Shibabrata Mondal - 24/Jul/2017

Action Item Tagging and Multi Create

Now you can tag your Action Items and then run query using the tags. We have also added a multi-create option for Action Items using which you can create multiple

Shibabrata Mondal - 13/Jul/2017

How Trent Hypermarket benefits from using the Wizergos Product.

Trent Hypermarket Private Limited (THPL) is a multi-brand retail chain. It is a joint venture between Tesco and Tata. THPL has been in business for 15 years and has more

Shibabrata Mondal - 13/Jul/2017

Now you can share your desktop from the Wizergos Web Application

We are happy to announce that using Wizergos you can now share your desktop or any other application.   During the meeting, click on start to fire up the meeting

Shibabrata Mondal - 24/May/2017

The Tale of Two Types of Meetings

(image credit: www.dangerouskitchen.com)   When a group of people gets together for a meeting, it is always about collaborative problem solving. However, there are two very distinct types of meetings:

Shibabrata Mondal - 05/May/2017

How to avoid Groupthink in Brainstorming Meetings

(image credit: redbooth.com) Brainstorming: hold a group discussion to produce ideas.   The concept of brainstorming was introduced by Alex F. Osborn in his 1948 book titled “Your Creative Power”.

Shibabrata Mondal - 31/Jan/2017

Problems Large Teams face with Agile: Part 3: Business

This is the final part of a 3 part series on the problems large software teams face when they adopt Agile. In this part we will focus on the business

Shibabrata Mondal - 17/Jan/2017

Problems Large Teams face with Agile: Part 2: Product

This is part 2 of a 3 part series on the problems large software teams face when they adopt Agile. In this part we will focus on the Product aspects.

Shibabrata Mondal - 10/Jan/2017

Problems Large Teams face with Agile: Part 1: Team and Culture

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on the problems large software teams face when they adopt Agile. In this part we will focus on the team and

Swamy Gowda - 30/Dec/2016

Meetings at Wizergos: Part 1: Daily Standups

For any Software Company that follows agile development methodology, it is a well known process to run standup meetings for the teams. Daily standup of Scrum in nutshell is a

Shibabrata Mondal - 23/Dec/2016

Agile Certifications: Why they are broken

These days I see lot of 3 letter acronyms next to people’s names. Turns out these are some certifications in project management. Going through the literature on the internet it

Shibabrata Mondal - 29/Nov/2016

How Engaging are Remote Meetings

(photo credit: cms.montgomerycollege.edu) Remote meetings are hard. That’s right. Let me say it again. Remote meetings are really hard. In our increasingly connected world, an increasing number of meetings are remote

Shibabrata Mondal - 24/Nov/2016

Project Governance

Project is a popular way of organising work, where work is composed of complex non-repetitive tasks. Projects must have a clear begin and a clear end. Project Management as a

Shibabrata Mondal - 25/Oct/2016

Announcing iOS APP Beta Release

We are pleased to announce the beta release of iOS App for Wizergos Meeting and Action Item Management Software. Click here to download and install the app on your iOS device, or

Shibabrata Mondal - 24/Oct/2016

Announcing some New Features 24.10.2016

On 25th July, we had announced a bunch of new features. Below is a list of new features we added in the last few weeks since then. On Premise Exchange

Shibabrata Mondal - 13/Aug/2016

Announcing Android App Alpha Release

We are pleased to announce the beta release of Android App for Wizergos Meeting and Action Item Management Software. Click here to download and install the app on your Android device,

Shibabrata Mondal - 01/Aug/2016

Making Decisions in Meetings

(Image Credit: www.freepik.com) Almost all business meetings are structured to make decisions. The efficiency with which businesses are able to make decisions and then follow through and execute them, differentiates

Shibabrata Mondal - 25/Jul/2016

New Features 25.7.2016

  On 4th July, we had announced a bunch of new features. Below is a list of new features we added in the last few weeks since then. Office 365

Shibabrata Mondal - 04/Jul/2016

Announcing some new features – 4.7.2016

  In middle of May this year we had released the beta version of our Meeting and Action Item Management software. Last one and a half months we have been

Shibabrata Mondal - 13/Apr/2016

Why Wizergos?

What can Wiz do for your Ergonomics? Wiz: from wizard: (in legends and fairy tales) a person who has magical powers Ergonomics: the study of people's efficiency in their working

Shibabrata Mondal - 12/Apr/2016

Making Meetings Work

Meetings are the butt of many jokes at almost any workplace. Knowledge workers love to talk about how meetings are productivity killers. There are many articles with interesting and innovative suggestions (like

Shibabrata Mondal - 11/Apr/2016

How to run Productive Meetings

Meetings have become a dirty word in enterprises. This unfortunate situation is due to some bad practices that has crept into how meetings are run. This article is a guide

Shibabrata Mondal - 10/Apr/2016

Critical information lost in meetings

Take a moment and think of some of the meetings you attended recently. Where are all those Preparation, Agenda, Minutes, Decisions, Notes, Action Items stored? All these constitute a vast

Shibabrata Mondal - 17/Mar/2016

Manage all your work not just your Projects

Traditionally work got divided into two categories: Project work: This type of work is temporary in nature and has a well defined start and end. These are things like a

Shibabrata Mondal - 15/Mar/2016

Tools usage as a differentiator

(image credit: dominantoa.blogspot.in) In most biological aspects, human beings are similar to other living organisms. We are made up of cells and have quite similar chemical compositions. Compared with other species,

Shibabrata Mondal - 14/Mar/2016

Measure, Analyse, Improve

First of all it would be good to clarify that we are not suggesting that everything can be measured precisely. I would accept that there are things that cannot be

Shibabrata Mondal - 13/Mar/2016

Information Discovery or Search?

To Discover or to Search, that is the question. I am asking this question specifically in the context of information within an enterprise. But before getting into that let’s look

Shibabrata Mondal - 12/Mar/2016

Automated Status Reports

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Status Reports It would be hard to find people who finds creating status reports fun and enjoyable. It is especially hard

Shibabrata Mondal - 11/Mar/2016

Do you remember to remember?

Remembering to remember to do some future tasks is known as prospective memory. Scientists found that there are two types of prospective memory: Event based: this is where a future

Shibabrata Mondal - 10/Mar/2016

Do Not Disturb

There are many studies that shows a lot of data on how the modern knowledge workers get interrupted which results in huge productivity loss. But, even without going into the

Shibabrata Mondal - 09/Mar/2016

Standout at Standups

(image credit: fabiopereira.me) The concept of standup meetings, for quick updates and daily commitments, was introduced by Extreme programming and scrum teams. It is a great innovation that created a forum to

Shibabrata Mondal - 08/Mar/2016

Transparency: The need to know what’s going on

Why is transparency important in an enterprise? This question has been well analysed and established in many books and articles on management. So we will not delve much into that.

Shibabrata Mondal - 07/Mar/2016

Stop Losing Critical Information

Where does all the information and knowledge reside in your organization? Can everyone in your organization autonomously find the right information when they need it? Often it can also be

Shibabrata Mondal - 06/Mar/2016

Information we need at Work

[caption id="attachment_327" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Information Ecology[/caption] (image credit: www.usability.gov) Lou Rosenfeld and Peter Morville in their book, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, introduced the interdependent nature of users, content,

Shibabrata Mondal - 03/Mar/2016

Time Flies and you are the pilot

Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, said “either you run the day or the day runs you”. Time is a great leveler: everyone has the same amount

Shibabrata Mondal - 01/Mar/2016

Tools for the knowledge worker

(image credit: blog.talentcircles.com) The phrase “knowledge worker” was coined by Peter Drucker in his 1964 book Managing for Results. The notion of a knowledge worker was one whose authority stems from