Articles in Executive Thought Leadership

Avaya 2018 Month of Giving: Giving Back Makes a Company Stronger

Avaya 2018 Month of Giving: Giving Back Makes a Company Stronger

  • Becky Carr
  • September 24, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • When you go on a job interview, you—as the candidate—are interviewing the company as much as the company is interviewing you. My decision to join…
Purpose-Driven Marketing: A Social Conscious Does a Company Good

Purpose-Driven Marketing: A Social Conscience Does a Company Good

  • Becky Carr
  • September 17, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • My children are millennials and the way they are growing up is much different from the way I did. Take for example the amount of…
Avaya at GITEX—Giving Businesses a Decisive Edge in the Digital Economy

Avaya at GITEX—Giving Businesses a Decisive Edge in the Digital Economy

  • Nidal Abou-Ltaif
  • September 10, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • October is coming, and with it―the 38th GITEX Technology Week. Imagine: in 1981, its first year, the fastest modes of communication between companies were the…
What a Rubik’s Cube Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement – Avaya Blog

What a Rubik’s Cube Can Teach Us About Employee Engagement

  • Faye Tylee
  • August 30, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I love analogies. They’re a powerful tool when it comes to teaching and learning. Case in point: my daughter and I were watching The Pursuit…
Avaya Tees Off at Baltusrol Golf Club to Support Charity & Month of Giving

Avaya Tees Off at Baltusrol Golf Club to Support Charity & Month of Giving

  • Andy Steen
  • August 17, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • The first annual Avaya Charity Golf Tournament is heading to the fairway on August 20, 2018. Golf pros, amateurs, caddies, and tournament sponsors will gather…
Combining Humans & AI: Is It an Art(ificial) or a Science?

Combining Humans & AI: Is It an Art(ificial) or a Science?

  • Laurent Philonenko
  • August 13, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Time magazine recently wrote that Artificial Intelligence “is one of the hottest, least understood and most debated tech breakthroughs in modern times.” You can understand…
The Mantra for Every Company Today: Transform or Be Left Behind

The Mantra for Every Company Today: Transform or Be Left Behind

  • Becky Carr
  • August 2, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I remember getting the call from Jim Chirico asking me to join the Avaya family as their new head of Global Marketing. I was excited,…
Avaya Named a Leader in Gartner Unified Communications Magic Quadrant

Avaya Named a Leader in Gartner Unified Communications Magic Quadrant

  • Jim Chirico
  • July 30, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • I’ve been telling people about the positive feedback I get as I visit Avaya locations and customers around the world, and we just received another…
Happily Consumed by Wanderlust: How a Life of Travel Shaped My HR Career

Happily Consumed by Wanderlust: How a Life of Travel Shaped My HR Career

  • Faye Tylee
  • July 27, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Growing up, I traveled a lot. This was by design. My mum thought it was important for her children to experience the world outside of…
4 Steps to Organizational Agility—It’s Nothing More Than Culture & People

4 Steps to Organizational Agility—It’s Nothing More Than Culture & People

  • Chris McGugan
  • July 23, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • In a 2018 Digital Transformation Readiness Survey conducted by Appian, 72% of executives admitted they don’t believe they’ll be able to scale their efforts to…

The Tipping Point of Culture and People in DevOps

  • Chris McGugan
  • July 2, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Global spending on digital transformation technologies is expected to reach $1.3 trillion this year and double by 2021. Good news, right? Well, sort of. Industry…
Marketers to Experience Makers—Marketing Grows Up in the Digital World

Marketers to Experience Makers—Marketing Grows Up in the Digital World

  • Becky Carr
  • June 26, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Before the Internet, conventional marketing wisdom suggested that the company that spent the most marketing dollars won the hearts and minds of consumers. For the…
Stop Thinking of Problems! Instead Think Experiences & Outcomes

Stop Thinking of Problems! Instead Think Experiences & Outcomes

  • Savio Tovar Dias
  • June 20, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Today, with the pace of change, true…
Employee Engagement—Cornerstone of a Successful Digital Transformation

Employee Experience—Cornerstone of a Successful Digital Transformation

  • Becky Carr
  • June 19, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • “Employee experience” is a catch-phrase in business that we don’t hear or talk about enough. Ask any business executive, though, and they’ll tell you the…
Your Digital Transformation Journey: Good to Great in a Digital Economy

Your Digital Transformation Journey: Good to Great in a Digital Economy

  • Becky Carr
  • June 12, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • The term “digital transformation” is arguably the hottest term in business today. But what does it really mean? Done right, says George Westerman, principal research…