Shout about Listening

Shout about Listening

By Maz Amirahmadi · 15 September 2016 · 2 minute read

Let’s start with a couple of questions. First one: Q1 - What’s the difference between Hearing and Listening? A1 - Listening is a choice, hearing is not. And question number 2… Q2 – What’s the best way to show someone you are listening? A2 – Summarise back the things they have told you. These two questions represent our guiding principles...

It's a Relationship not a One Night Stand!

It's a Relationship not a One Night Stand!

By Scott Lee · 9 September 2016 · 2 minute read

Traditional market research is like a one-night stand. You hang out on corners bumping into people or cold call numbers to get a date. Or if that doesn’t work you can pay to reach professional respondents online through an access panel. It’s likely the interview or survey won’t feel that special, and you may never hear from that company ever...

Admit it, you're boring your employees to death

Admit it, you're boring your employees to death

By Jason Ku · 19 August 2016 · 3 minute read

Are you bored at work? Running a team and boring them? Catching Pokémon at your desk while reading this? Chances are you fall into one of these buckets. Recently, BBC shared a story on a man from France is suing his former employer for “bore out” for turning him into a “professional zombie” and is demanding €360,000 (over US $400,000)....

It's All About People, People, People

It's All About People, People, People

By Scott Lee · 3 August 2016 · 2 minute read

We just wrapped up an exciting week in Hong Kong visiting clients with our partner Vision Critical, sharing the latest trend in insight communities – coworker or colleague communities. As Sir Richard Branson said, “Success in business is all about people, people, people. Whatever industry a company is in; it’s employees are its biggest competitive advantage”. (Check out this post...

Let's Lean Forward

Let's Lean Forward

By Maz Amirahmadi · 27 July 2016 · 2 minute read

According to Scott Miller, Vision Critical’s global CEO, coming home to the family after a long business trip is always a challenge. Your partner has been running the household alone in your absence. There’s a sense of neglect as far as the kids are concerned. At the same time, you’re exhausted and your body’s crying out for sleep. But no...