Examples of usage
Many organisations struggle to effectively align their teams. Why? Because there are a range of personality types and skill sets which can lead to conflict. However when this conflict is harnessed positively, and a team becomes aligned and working in the same direction, it becomes more productive. We are interested in the key ways to build that team alignment:
The first thing to tell you is that whilst there is still a role for face to face training, there has been a seismic shift in the delivery methods – with technology supporting the likes of gamification and micro learning. With budgets being squeezed and the millennial workforce demanding new methods of training, what are the 4 ways in which companies can improve the training they provide?
Would you check your bank account once or twice a year? I am fairly sure the answer to that is no. So why do many businesses only check in on their employees no more than once a year? We know that employees who are engaged are more productive and take less time off work. They are happier, and in turn they make their customers and clients happier. It therefore makes no sense to just monitor employee engagement once per annum, when it naturally goes up and down throughout the year as a result of a number of factors. This is where pulse surveys become so important. They are typically just 5-10 questions, often focus in on one specific area, are quick to complete, and are done regularly (often monthly).
This is a question that has plagued educators for as long as they have had the role to teach, and students to learn. Large class sizes and under-resourced schools has only served to exacerbate the problems of disengaged students. Teachers are having to work harder than ever to introduce methods into the classroom that improve learning outcomes.
A few years ago, many offices I went into had material on the walls and/or tables of the meeting rooms which gave some quick guidance about how to make meetings more effective. Some organisations took it a step further and restricted the length of meetings. Another business I know of enforced a rule that if there was no agenda the meeting should be aborted immediately. All of this came out of a realisation that in many organisations, employees were going to lots of meetings, and not using that time effectively. The meeting revolution over the past decade has eradicated some of the bad behaviours – being late, using devices rather than listening, talking over each other, and so on. We are now entering into a new revolution for meetings, as once again we are set to see more efficiency gains as interactive surveys are gaining popularity.
One of the things we know about learning and training is that individuals and groups consume and understand content at varying paces. Within the learning space there have been significant strides made, using technology, to serve individualised content through a personal device subject to the input of the user. For example, a standard chapter of content may be taught interactively, followed by a short test. Those who struggle with certain questions, or areas of content might be re-served content. I am sure by now you get the idea! This interactivity is transforming the way in which people learn and for the better.
For many years, television broadcasters have worked hard to find ways to interact with viewers. In a traditional broadcasting model, the programmes are broadcast and the main source of data for the TV stations is viewer ratings which is provided via BARB. However, in terms of engaging with the viewer, this was limited to the likes of phone in voting and more recently interactivity via the web and mobile apps.
IQ Polls is a reliable and trustworthy method of obtaining statistical polling data quickly and easily, whilst simultaneously offering a full package of poll creation and analysis tools. This means that the packages we offer can be completely integrated with technological systems in educational establishments such as universities and colleges. Riga University have successfully incorporated our technology into all their systems, and as such are experienced a rejuvenated, more engaged, student body as a result.
The ways in which IQ Polls can be integrated are numerous, here are some examples:
As an educator, lecturer, or teacher you will undoubtedly have noticed the manner in which smart devices detract from your lectures or presentations where your students are concerned. If you think back to previous lectures, how many times have you looked around the lecture theatre to observe a sea of heads, face down, staring at the screen of their smart phones instead of engaging in the teaching taking place?
Recently started to hold business events, but are struggling to really capitalise on them? How to make the most of holding events?
Communication is vital in any type of business or enterprise; getting your message across to your clients or potential customers is key to generating interest, investment and revenue. But simply passing information to your intended audience can only really be considered as ‘communication’ if that audience can reply to tell you what they think.
IQ Polls, who has opened their newest office at MediaCity UK, a major new complex housing digital and media companies in Manchester, including the BBC, is delighted to be sponsoring the sixth annual Great Manchester Business Conference in 2016.
We are happy to announce that IQ Polls - an interactive polling service that engages audiences using mobile technologies is entering into the UK market with the establishment of an office in Manchester.
A powerful and engaging interactive presentation can be instrumental for securing future custom and investments for your business. Unfortunately, there are several mistakes that are frequently made by companies which prevent their presentations from achieving their full potential. To ensure that you don't fall victim to the same pitfalls, listed below are three of the most common presentation mistakes and the ways in which you can avoid them: