August 31, 2020

DIGITIZATION

Sales: When Art Meets Science

Is selling an art, science, or both? We debunk the greatest sales debate of all time and discuss the shift in virtual selling with the rise of a “Phygital” model. Across the globe, sales is part of every possible business model, be it in terms of a product or service. Eons later, man continues to struggle…

August 27, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Bringing your whole self to work: Cisco Pride

The Cisco team has a range of employee resource organisations made up of passionate individuals who champion and support the full range of diversity and inclusion at Cisco. In fact, it’s what makes Cisco such a great place to work – underpinned by a culture in which you are encouraged to bring your whole…

August 24, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Attracting Talent

Sourcing and hiring the highest potential talent can be a complex challenge for many employers when recruiting for early-level roles. To ‘win the talent battle’, companies must take a different approach. Attracting sales talent used to be a routine task for global corporations. For Sales hiring,…

August 18, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Security in the next normal: Leaders need to think outside the (corporate) box

A majority of staff is now working remotely, using personal devices, on unprotected networks, and often collaborating via unsecured tools. Obviously, this will result in a number of new or increased security threats, across the enterprise. However, the truth is that the distributed enterprise…

August 17, 2020

INNOVATION

Five reasons your business needs Cisco Webex Contact Center

Driving business growth for customers 2020 has been an insane and yet exciting year for Cisco and our customers. This post-pandemic era we now live in has found us hard at work, helping our customers adjust to the “new normal” of the workplace. From enabling remote working, preparing for safe return…

August 17, 2020

DIGITIZATION

The Rise of Virtual Sales

Virtual sales is now fundamental to survival and growth in a market where remote selling is the “next normal”. Gain new insights on the rise of this phenomenon and the benefits it has delivered. Virtual sales originated in the 1950s in the form known today as telemarketing. It has dramatically evolved…

August 10, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Diversity Drives Sales Innovation

Similarity kills innovation. Having a diverse workforce changes the way we think, resulting in higher success, plus efficiency. We live in a world filled with people from a diverse backgrounds; in order to succeed in a business that reflects the wider society, it is essential to have more intersectional…

August 10, 2020

DIGITIZATION

Winning in the Virtual Sales World

Is Selling an art, or a science? It’s BOTH: An equilibrium of innate ability and adopting a structured process. In this digital world, success is dependent on the strong analysis of customer’s profiles and business needs, whilst an adversity quotient (AQ) and the ability to influence the customers.…

August 10, 2020

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Managing Evolving Workforce

Like every generation before, motivations of the workforce have evolved. A new wave of information-rich individuals – the Generation Z or Millennials! – are shifting the way that companies think about hiring, developing and maintaining their top talent. So, how can companies attract,…