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Abusing the Online Interview Process

This is a public service announcement: There is definitely a right and wrong way to conduct an online interview! Technology has come a long way in helping human resources departments with the interviewing process. Online interviews can help businesses save time and money when looking for the right candidate for the job. But, as I unfortunately found out, companies can …

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Flexibility vs. Agility: Is Flexibility a Dirty Word?

flexibility vs agility

In some quarters, flexibility has become a dirty word. One to be banished from business terminology for sending the wrong message. That’s not to say these people and organisations are demanding that their employees are chained to their desks from nine to five and beyond, refusing to allow freedom in working practices. When it comes to being flexible, some of …

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10 Reasons Remote Workers are Great for Business

In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, we gathered responses from around the globe about the state of teleworking. Approximately 79 percent of those surveyed stated they worked remotely at least one day per week. The survey also found that more than ever before, companies are embracing flexible working, with 66 percent of respondents saying telecommuting is more positively viewed in …

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The 5 Dysfunctions of Team Collaboration

There is no question that working within a group has its difficulties, and in many cases people might opt to accomplish tasks on their own in order to avoid any inconvenience. However, collaboration is essential for creative success, and being a part of a team is fundamentally inescapable as life is all about learning to work within various groups. Whether you’re …

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PGi’s New Survey Reveals the Latest Global Telework Stats

2015 Global Telework Stats

Flexible work is on the rise all over the globe. Knowledge workers the world over are increasingly wanting—if not demanding—the ability to telecommute at least part-time. Whether it’s to skip a brutal commute, improve work-life balance or simply work with less distractions, telework isn’t a nice-to-have anymore; it’s increasingly a must-have. As the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration software …

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How to Stop Dreading Your Sundays

Do you find yourself dreading your Sunday, knowing that your weekend is quickly drawing to a close and yet another workweek is about to rear its ugly head? I know I’ve fallen into that mid-Sunday-afternoon malaise, as the fun-filled frivolity of Friday and Saturday gives way to thoughts of data-filled spreadsheets and encroaching deadlines. Central Desktop’s Adam McKibbin explored this …

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How to Get More Out of Your Workday

Recently, I have come to the conclusion that there are very few things worse than fighting a losing battle against your own eyelids. This can be especially frustrating while trying to get things done at the office. Getting a good night’ s rest is a solid start, but here are five additional healthy habits that will help propel you forward into a more …

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Putting iMeet Agenday to Work: Announcing iMeet Agenday for Enterprise

iMeet Agenday for Enterprise

When we first released iMeet Agenday, our award-winning smart calendar app, we knew we had something special on our hands. It was an immediate hit internally at PGi, and since its release tens of thousands of individuals have turned to Agenday to manage their multiple hectic calendars, join their meetings with a single touch and stay productive while on the go. …

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Every Organization’s Common Ground

Every organization's common ground.

We all get consumed by thoughts of our competition: What is X Company doing better than us? Is X Company too big for us to compete with? What does X Company know that we don’t? Don’t get me wrong, competitive intelligence is a key business competency. However, I’m here with some good news for you: every organization has a common …

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4 Tips For Becoming a Better Leader in Your Workplace

When you read this – LEADER What is the first thing that pops into your head? Wait, let me guess. You’re picturing someone in front of a crowd. They’re probably wearing a suit? Maybe you see the CEO of a public company. Obama? Taylor Swift? The Pope? An endless combination of different personal experiences and beliefs provides everyone with their …

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The Workplace Ecosystem

Remember learning about ecosystems in your third grade science class? If not, here’s a refresher: ecosystems are communities or environments made up of interacting organisms. Your workplace is a lot like an ecosystem. It’s made up of different personalities (or organisms for the sake of the metaphor) that work together to help a business succeed. Knowing your own personality type will make …

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3 Ways to Elevate Yourself at Work

Learn how to elevate yourself at work.

I constantly challenge my team to elevate themselves professionally. I want them to bring new, innovative and even disruptive ideas to the table in addition to their regularly scheduled responsibilities. I want them to feel comfortable trying things, even if they fail, so that we can all learn together. I want them to minimize their busy work and maximize their …

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20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building

Teamwork Quotes

Whether we admit it or not, work relationships matter to our quality of life, and whether we’re virtual or in an office, teamwork helps us move faster and inspires greater innovation. Here are 20 teamwork quotes to inspire team building from near and far. 20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building from PGi “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together …

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What You Should Know About Generation Z

Generation Z

We can all think of someone—an aunt, uncle, parent, grandparent, coworker, weird kiosk guy in the mall, whomever— that tries just a little too hard to stay hip with the times… Ahhhh, Phil Dunphy: The prime example of someone who, despite his endearing personality, is unfortunately just a few steps behind. This clip from Modern Family flawlessly depicts the way …

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How do you define collaboration?

How do you define collaboration?

How exactly do you define collaboration? Go on, think about it. I’ll wait. Depending on your background, department, role, industry, etc., you’re going to have a unique take on what that word means. There may be some common denominators—“together” or “teamwork” or “technology,” as examples—but there are a lot of angles to take when it comes to collaborating with others. …

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The Wearables Are Coming

The wearables are coming

The Apple Watch is upon us, and with it comes more mainstream attention on the wearable device market than ever before. Of course, other companies struck this iron first, such as Pebble and Google. Several of our developers have been wearing Android watches for months now that went largely unnoticed outside of our own technical circles. Until Apple announced its …

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007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs

Meeting Agents are always on the go. From sales meetings with prospects to marketing conventions in different cities, you need to be connected and collaborative at all times. Check out these seven gadgets every Agent needs to gather and share intel, stay connected and keep organized while on a mission. 007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs from PGi 1. Online …

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What can chickens teach us about collaboration?

What can chickens teach us about collaboration?

Here’s an interesting one for you: chickens might just be better collaborators than we are. It’s true! That is, if you believe the findings of a recent study referenced by Jim Tamm, a former law professor and judge who recently spoke about cultivating collaboration at TEDxSantaCruz. The chickens in question were separated into “red zone” chickens, who actively sabotaged other chickens’ …

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Sales Life: Tools for Staying Organized on the Road

As a sales professional, you may be privy to the woes of constantly staying on the road to meet with new clients and prospects, networking at various conferences and being left with an additional to-do list in the wake of your crazy schedule. However, having the right organizational tools and calendar app can make all the difference. From varying project …

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6 Stats about the New Era of Sales

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It’s a new era for sales. The modern sales process is now driven by revolutionary levels of connectivity to customers and prospects. Through social media, wireless data, SMS messaging, and unified communications, the traditional sales force is ever evolving to become smarter, faster and more connected than ever before. Check out these statistics about the new era sales, and learn …

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