| By Jean Olaje
What is the difference between a CEO and a managing director? These roles possess similarities, thus they are sometimes interchanged. But, they have crucial differences that should be understood. In large companies, managing directors are typically responsible for a single business unit, while CEOs oversee operations across multiple divisions. To ease confusion, this article breaks down the differences between a managing director and a CEO.
| By Jean Olaje
The CEO and COO are top-level executives with distinct roles who commit themselves to leading companies toward operational excellence and governance. Forming a powerful duo, their symbiotic relationship is vital for companies to attain sustainable and profitable growth. Explore below the key differences between CEO and COO, their roles, responsibilities, and how their teamwork benefits the company.
| By Jielynne Barao
In the intricate world of parliamentary procedures, Robert’s Rules of Order stands as a guiding light, offering clarity amid potential chaos. Such rules not only aim to standardize parliamentary practices but also ensure all decisions made are firm and harmonious.
The shift of the boardroom setup from physical in the pre-pandemic to remote in the pandemic has accelerated the trends in the digital transformation of the board. The primary focus now of the boardroom directs on data security, remote collaboration, and seamless meetings. Organizations have switched to platforms and tools that enhance their virtual meeting experience and simplify their tasks — one of which is signing documents.
Leadership skills are not always innate to leaders. In fact, effective leadership roots in inspiring and motivating action toward achieving a team or organization’s goals. To do that, leaders must have communication skills to connect with their audience. Company leaders or executives are the de facto “face” of the team or the company. They are the ones who face the internal and external stakeholders.
| By Denise Vendiola
Different areas in the business have to keep a watchful eye on their respective transactions, processes, and documents, as these are crucial to the business performance. However, keeping track of important activities is one challenge most departments in the business share. Having a complete record where all actions are logged can help the business with auditing, making sure that there is no room for fraud and other unnecessary activities.
| By Darren Walker
Businesses nowadays are operating at different heights of hybrid work environments. This setup offers flexibility to workers with over 70% wishing remote work options to continue. With business operations and employee expectations changing by the Covid-19 pandemic, technology becomes more essential for bringing collaboration and connectivity together. Microsoft Teams, in particular, is one of the tools designed with virtual and hybrid work environments in mind.
| By Denise Vendiola
Most administrators use Microsoft tools, especially Teams, to aid them in managing meetings. In fact, 91% of Fortune 500 companies use it to develop an effective communication strategy. But there are still loose ends within the app, letting other parties carry out malicious activities at any stage of the meeting process. Teams is no exception to vulnerabilities. From time to time, there have been several reports of security threats in Teams leading to data leaks.
Organizations have no way to go but forward. Teams, both high and low, are now turning to digital solutions to manage workplace challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has expedited digitalization for organizations worldwide. However, despite the unforeseen challenges, digital transformation in the workplace has proven to improve administration, governance, and even workplace culture. Shifting to technology has been a learning curve for most companies.
Virtual meetings have undeniably improved workplace communications. With so many remote team communication tools with advanced features like Q&A, breakout rooms, chat, reaction icons, virtual whiteboards, and so on, it has never been easier to ask questions and seek ideas from meeting attendees. But, think back to your virtual meetings this week. How many of them were successful? Are awkward silences the norm in your meetings?
Instantly connect your Convene board portal with your board's video conferencing platform to hold engaging video calls. Convene Connect integrates your existing video conferencing platform to our award-winning board portal solution, Convene. No need to open another app concurrently when holding virtual board meetings.
Easily drag and drop files from the desktop onto the specific agenda items. Add, remove, and rearrange your boards documents and agenda items effortlessly. Convene's Agenda Builder is just one of the features that reduces the time and effort spent by administrators and corporate secretaries in preparing for meetings. About Us: Convene is an award-winning board portal solution with clients from across the world. With over a decade of experience as a board portal provider and over 30 years of experience as a software company, we are dedicated to making meetings effective and run more smoothly.
Add private or shared annotations with or without internet access on your device of choice. Once you go online, your work is synced across all devices allowing you to work from anywhere. About us: Azeus Convene is an award-winning Board Portal with clients across the world. With over a decade of experience as a Board Portal and over 30 years of experience as a software company, we are dedicated to making meetings more effective and run smoothly.
Digital signature solutions offer efficiency and security in document review and sign-offs. Board directors and executives can conveniently attach their signatures on documents, achieving quicker turnarounds while complying with the organisation’s signature regulations. About us: Azeus Convene is an award-winning Board Portal with clients across the world. With over a decade of experience as a Board Portal and over 30 years of experience as a software company, we are dedicated to making meetings more effective and run smoothly.
Expedite decision-making by casting your votes instantly during the meeting. Convene also allows board members to vote remotely, meaning that if a member cannot physically attend the meeting they can still participate in the decision making. Anonymous voting can be used for sensitive issues, so that everyone feels comfortable. Decide on other important matters outside of meetings through Resolutions.
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- Powerful Meeting and Presentation Tools: Convene’s full suite of features enables executives to collaborate in real-time and make informed decisions anytime, anywhere.
- Integrated Video Conferencing: Complete the virtual meeting experience by conducting video calls with no additional setup needed.
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- Multi-Platform Capability: Access Convene anytime, anywhere, using your device of choice — may it be iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows.
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