In many cases, today’s employees are like the canaries that miners used to send ahead to check for dangerous gases in the mines. If the canary didn’t make it back alive, the miners took it as a warning to leave immediately. In the business world, employees are often the ones on the front lines who have the potential to warn their employers of any problems that might arise and be deadly for the company. But it’s up to the company to actually listen to its employees and head their warning cries. Here are 10 blunders that could have been avoided if companies had just listened to their employees. [...]
All eyes will be on Apple this week when it announces its new iPhone to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original model. Over the last decade, Apple has changed how we think about and interact with mobile devices, and it has had a huge impact on everything from basic communication to shopping, marketing and customer experience. One of the new features for the iPhone 8 is its augmented reality capability, which has the potential to revolutionize marketing.