PLDT Smart SME Nation hosts Coffee Talks with Anthony Pangilinan


In an increasingly data-driven world, there is no excuse not to be connected with the rest of the online community. With over 47 million internet users is the Philippines alone, the growing number of mobile customers continues to challenge micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to not only adapt to the emerging culture of digital disruption, but to embrace it in their own respective industries and lifestyles.

Last May 4, Wednesday, PLDT Smart SME Nation invited business owners to partake in an intimate “kapihan session” with training specialist Anthony Pangilinan, Chairman and Chief Disturber of Businessworks Inc. in order to instill insight on how MSMEs can effectively collaborate with both coworkers and customers in the workspace.

Pangilinan presented seven thoughts on how to stay connected alongside the dynamic technical evolution we face today. To stay connected, to be productive, and remain relevant in respective industries, or event to cross over other industries, he shared, entrepreneurs need to purpose.

In the digital age wherein multiple online platforms allow us to engage with our peers, there remains a strong disconnection between people. In a survey conducted last 2015, results showed that 7 out of 10 professionals consider themselves partially disconnected or fully disengaged with their company.

Pangilinan invited participants of the session to reflect on the disconnection in their lives and challenged them to begin the transformation in the workspace with themselves.

“Business connectivity starts with a leader,” he said. “No matter how high-tech a company is, without a “high-touch” mindset that connects professionals with one another, a company cannot achieve its full potential.”

Productivity and efficiency within a company begins with collaboration between each individual. Today, as more companies adapt to the modern workspace that allows employees to work out of the office, PLDT Smart SME Nation, together with Microsoft, makes available an innovative solution that allows team members to work efficiently and productively with one another from wherever they’re working, whenever they need to.

Office 365 for Business gives individuals access to information without having to ask for it. It also provides professionals with the opportunity to offer the information that they own for the benefit of the entire company. With the productivity tools in the applications, business owners and employees can all work in sync with one another through shared files in order to streamline processes and systems.

PLDT Smart SME Nation remains dedicated in its mission to provide entrepreneurs and business owners with the proper tools and revolutionary solutions to enable them to take advantage of the expanding digital nation. With Office 365, MSMEs can stay connected and make it big in their respective industries.

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