End of Week Roundup! [Issue #50]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #50]

Happy Friday from Beem!

We’re back with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in: don’t forget to send us an email to hey@wearebeem.com if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.

Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check this out and join the discussion below!




The 3 Types of Diversity That Shape Our Identities



Diversity means different things to different people. In a study of 180 Spanish corporate managers, we explored perceptions of diversity and found that depending on who is answering, diversity usually means one of three things: demographic diversity (our gender, race, sexual orientation, and so on), experiential diversity (our affinities, hobbies, and abilities), and cognitive diversity (how we approach problems and think about things). All three types shape identity — or rather, identities.

Check out our latest blog post about this here: enable diversity to create a positive working environment and foster growth from within your company!




How real-time technology is supporting the future of employee wellbeing



Never before have UK and international workplaces experienced such a rapid influx of new services for employees. Real-time wellbeing technology represents a booming business. But can virtual GPs and fitness apps actually deliver on promises to help make employees healthier and happier? And are there hard facts to support this?

The fact that a large number of employees now have access to apps gives employers the potential to improve well-being. But it seems there is much scope for improvement when it comes to actual usage. What should companies do to exploit this opportunity and make the most of it?



Coca-Cola’s new soda machine lets you mix your own flavors via Bluetooth



Yes, this might sound random. And it actually is, but it’s just another example of how technology is more and more changing business and real life: Coca-Cola is introducing beverages to Bluetooth.

On Friday, the company announced its brand new soda machine, the Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100, which will utilize Bluetooth connectivity to allow users connect via the Freestyle mobile app. Remember how Coca-Cola Freestyle brought its innovative touch screen soda machines — stocked with close to 200 drink options — to eateries, college campuses, and other beverage-loving establishments in 2009? Well, things have really taken off since then.

According to the company, “more than 50,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle units pour 14 million drinks per day” around the world, so they figured it was time to take the innovation to the next level. In the future, not only will people be able to concoct their own beverages, but they can use the Freestyle app to connect to the machine with Bluetooth, create a mix via their mobile devices, and ensure it’s ready to pour ASAP.


Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll feature your article in next week’s Roundup!

Also, let us know what type of content you guys want more or less of, we’re all ears!

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