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Teamsgiving Survey Results

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Inspired by the notion of giving thanks in November, we surveyed our customer base to gauge attitudes and unearth insights on the way knowledge workers feel about their teams. Nearly 500 PGi customers from a variety of industries and company sizes replied. And guess what? Teams have a lot of be thankful for. In fact, we’d like to crown these …

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5 New Apps to Boost Your Productivity

We all have our tricks to get more done during the workday. We turn our IM to “do not disturb,” work from home, shut off our smartphones and doodle to-do lists on napkins. Fortunately for workers everywhere, there are a bunch of new(ish) apps available to help get more done in less time. Here are five new apps to boost …

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8 Ways to Avoid a Midday Productivity Crash

Productivity crashes suck. When the clock hits 2:30 pm, your eyes start to droop and you lose focus. We’ve all been there. But, there’s good news! You can prevent that midday slump in productivity. Check out these 8 ways to avoid the afternoon crash: 8 Ways to Avoid a Midday Productivity Crash from PGi 1. Prevent Crashes: Getting enough sleep …

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Poll: What Would You Rather Do? Kick the Work Week Grind and Take Back 60

In this year’s #TakeBack60 survey, we learned that 87% of workers are clocking more than 40 hours in the typical work week. And we learned that 71% of you are pretty ticked off about it. So, let me ask you this: If you could reclaim 60 minutes of time each work week and do something you actually WANT to do, …

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The Demise of the Work Week | Is 50+ Hours the New Normal?

The buzz around the Internet watercooler these days is the four-day work week, a new offering from modern businesses trying to attract top talent and claim “best place to work” swagger. A new survey from PGi reveals that regardless of how many days a company instills as the standard, 87% of knowledge workers admit to working beyond the 40-hour norm. …

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Using Science to Avoid the Midday Slump

If you’re like me, about an hour after lunch, you really start to struggle with staying energized and productive. It’s like trudging through mud uphill in a thunderstorm to reach the end of the day. …alright, maybe that was an exaggeration, but there’s actually a science behind why we hit the midday slump. A little thing called your circadian rhythm …

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Master Back-to-School with These Productivity Apps

Today, thousands of children head back to school, and that means added strain on working parents. From remembering bus schedules and parent-teacher conferences to soccer practice and after school activities, keeping your children on schedule while maintaining your own schedule can be stressful. Staying productive and organized can be made a little easier with a few productivity apps. To ease …

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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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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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Can Transparency Make Us More Collaborative?

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Committing to a collaborative business culture requires the abandonment of relics from yesteryear, like rigid departmental silos that keep team members in the dark about what’s happening on other teams—or sometimes even what’s happening in different areas of their own team. Traditionally, these silos also separate management from the huddled masses. In today’s forward-thinking businesses, these barriers are quickly breaking …

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Productivity Tips, Meeting Hacks, Tech Toys, Oh My! Top 5 SlideShare Presentations for Work

Looking for help with business etiquette? Searching for tips to boost your productivity? Need some ideas to help your team connect and collaborate? We all want to get better at our jobs, build our network, be more productive and ultimately break through to the top. Here are our top 5 SlideShare presentations from PGi to help you climb that ladder, …

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[eBook] Unlock the Teamwork Dream in Your Organization

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Collaboration is everything to modern businesses, and one of the most important areas where collaboration shines is creating and connecting teams. Fostering effective teamwork is one of the keys to productivity and business success, but changing workstyles, evolving technologies and an increasing number of remote and flexible workers have created a dramatic shift in teamwork dynamics. Are you equipped to …

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5 Podcasts to Empower Your Productivity

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Once upon a time, I couldn’t imagine listening to anything other than music whilst battling the infamously clogged arteries of the Los Angeles freeway system. Then, unexpectedly and belatedly, I joined the cult of the podcast—so I read the following Central Desktop blog article from podcast aficionado Celine Roque with a lot of interest. Celine singles out five productivity-centric podcasts …

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The Potential Perils of Automation

If, like me, you’ve recently binge-watched the British television series Black Mirror, you may find yourself dwelling on the dystopian dark side of technology. Plenty of real-world headlines contribute to the cause; most recently, it’s the worry that smart TVs are eavesdropping on your private conversations and reporting sensitive information to third parties. Is there inevitably a price tag attached …

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Boost Your Productivity with These 9 Scientifically Proven Tips

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Testing out productivity tips could practically be a full-time job in and of itself. In fact, Chris Bailey demonstrated as much, taking an entire year to conduct productivity experiments on himself and talk to as many productivity gurus as possible. Perhaps you’re always in search of quick productivity hacks but you don’t have quite the time or desire to try …

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Are you productive or just busy?

Are you productive or just busy?

Work smarter, not harder. A surefire sign of shaky technology is that it makes you feel like you’re busier than you were before you started using it. Collaboration tools should help you focus on your work while removing some of the noise and distraction that gets in our way—digging through an inbox, for example, or chasing after a colleague for …

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New SlideShare: 10 Best Productivity Apps for Busy Business Pros

Better productivity on your New Year’s Resolutions list? Or just looking for ways to boost your efficiency? We’ve compiled the 10 best productivity apps for business pros. Check out this SlideShare for the full list! 10 Best Productivity Apps for Business from PGi iMeet Central: These amazing collaboration workspaces are built for teams trying to streamline workflows, improve project management …

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Transforming Connections into Productivity

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We’re all connected, all the time. Whether it’s synchronously through real-time meetings, both in-person or online, or asynchronously through email, team workspaces or even memos left on a desk, communication is not hard to come by in the workplace. But what good are all of these connections if they don’t help us get more work done more efficiently? In our …

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