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12 Days of Telework | Work-life Balance Tips for the Holidays

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the balance you desperately need. We hope that you can take the advice for our series, “The 12 Days of Telework,” …

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Unproductivity Loves Company: Collaboration for Work and Play

unproductivity

Collaboration, teamwork, shared ideas—these are all hallmarks of a productive day at the office, right? Unless, of course, you’re collaborating on a new meme or sharing ideas about the upcoming office holiday party. This unproductivity might have managers grumbling and “Bah Humbug!”-ing, but trust me: there are benefits to both kinds of collaboration. The holiday season is a time of …

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Central Desktop on the Productivity Benefits of Cat Pictures and Social Media

the productivity benefits of cat pictures

All month long we’re exploring the idea of the strategic benefits of being unproductive. In other words, those midday online shopping breaks, social media jaunts or water cooler conversations can actually have tangible benefits to you and your team in the form of reduced stress, better team dynamics and improved overall productivity. Idle Chatter? Doesn’t Matter In an article that …

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3 Ways to Master Being Unproductive This Holiday Season

being unproductive

Surprise, surprise: you’re working too much. In fact, we all are; over 88% of us are putting in more than forty hours each and every week. Whether we’re working any smarter is certainly up for debate, but there’s no doubt that we’re all working a lot harder. The struggles of overwork become even more apparent this time of year. As …

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Tales from a Terrible Telecommuter (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WFH)

telecommuter

I’ve had the good fortune in my career to this point to always have at least some ability to work from home. Whether in an extreme case of a Results Only Work Environment where I never had to go in to the office to a more hybrid approach of working from home as needed, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of …

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10 Songs Scientifically Proven to Amp Up Your Work Productivity (and 2 Just for Fun)

top 10 songs to amp work productivity

Do you have favorite album that you swear amps up your work productivity? A Spotify playlist that you listen to when you need a burst of creativity? Or an old CD you pop in when you need a little pick-me-up at work? Good news, friends: Science is here for your musical needs. Various studies over the past decade have scientifically …

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Technology’s Role in Creating Happier Workers

happier workers

Join us all this month on the Future of Business Collaboration as we explore ways to create a culture of gratitude within your organization, through work culture best practices, tips for being thankful and technology. We’ve arrived in November, and, as usual, our thoughts turn to family, friends and being thankful. That concept of gratitude also has a place in …

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What’s your go-to productivity tip? Here’s mine.

We’re all in pursuit of better productivity, hoping against hope that there’s some mythical trick or tip out there that will motivate us to work harder, better or more efficiently. Earlier this year, we encouraged you to #TakeBack60, utilizing productivity advice and technology like online meeting tools to reclaim an hour in your day by working smarter and saving time. …

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20 Epic CEO Quotes to Help You Conquer the World | Motivational Quotes for Work

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to begin another workday? Are you striving to achieve more, to sell your idea or create something that’s never been created before? Or are you frustrated, hitting the wall to find out what your professional passion truly is? Sometimes, a little motivation goes a long way, and some of the …

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10 Secrets to Building a Happy Workforce

productivity, human capital, worker satisfaction

Does your company have a happy workforce? 70% of employees are actively disengaged at work. 1/3 of employees say their managers don’t listen. Are you listening? “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi How would your employees answer? My company makes …

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Mystery Solved! What the Top 20 Business Buzzwords Really Mean

We’ve heard them in every business meeting, email and presentation. Buzzwords. Phrases that leave us scratching our heads or grimacing with their constant use. Their original meanings forgotten, these words and phrases buzz around conference rooms and online meetings in reckless abandon, often leaving us mere business mortals baffled. Our newest SlideShare deck reveals what the top 20 business buzzwords …

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3 Simple Tips to Get Your Work Mojo Back After a Long Weekend

long weekend

It’s the beginning of the workweek here in the States, and it just happens to be Tuesday after our long Labor Day Weekend. Returning to work after a long weekend, vacation or any time off can be a challenge. You’re coming off the joy of time at the beach, hiking your favorite mountain or maybe just binge-watching Netflix on your …

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Master Your Productivity: 5 Apps to Help You #TakeBack60

productivity apps

If you’re ready to #TakeBack60, you have to take control of your work productivity. In today’s modern workplace of smartphones, tablets and flexible work, mobile apps are one of the best ways to wrangle your to-do’s, documents, calendar and more to defeat wasted time and reclaim 60 minutes in your hectic work week. In our latest Slideshare presentation, we list …

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11 Productivity Hacks to Reclaim Your 40-Hour Work Week

In our recent #TakeBack60 survey, 60 percent of our customers responded that they use technology to automate business processes. But the time-honored to-do list took top honors, with 64 percent saying they still check items off their list to be more productive at work. What productivity tips do you use to boost productivity and take back that much-needed personal time …

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#TakeBack60 with Summer Work Hours

Recently, PGi conducted a #TakeBack60 survey. The results were eye opening. Most of us work well over 40 hours a week . We’re always searching for ways to boost productivity so we can get some extra time in our day to to do other things. This becomes even more evident during the warm, summer months. Summertime is a great time …

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Are You a Workaholic or a Zen Master? Take our #TakeBack60 Quiz and Find Out!

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The verdict is in: according to our #TakeBack60 survey, we are all woefully overworked. Technology has allowed us all to be constantly connected, but we’re increasingly using our smartphones and mobile apps to simply grind out more hours rather than more efficiently managing our productivity. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you, like the 88% of respondents from …

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R.I.P. 40-Hour Work Week

We’re obsessed with work here at PGi: from how we work and the technology we use to the global impact of collaboration and productivity trends. So when we saw the results of our most recent survey, we were sadly unsurprised to learn that working smarter, not harder, is still a major issue for workers and businesses everywhere. A staggering 88 …

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Winding Down the Work Week [Infographic]

The lines have blurred between work hours and personal time. In our newest infographic, Winding Down the Work Week, explore the changes in businesses around the world as the 40-hour work week continues its shift toward the workplace of the future. null Work emails, schedules and documents are accessible (even editable) on mobile devices, bringing the workplace to anywhere with …

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14 Ways to Experience World Cup 2014 at Work | Productivity

14 ways to be productive at work during World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 is all soccer/football/futbol fans are thinking about, talking about, tweeting about, IM’ing about and obsessing about. It’s so humongous for people across the globe that today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to keeping workers up-to-date on wins, losses and game-time updates. To indulge your World Cup fandom AND keep your job, here are 14 ways to experience World …

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7 Things the World Cup Teaches Us about Meetings

If you’re anything like us here at PGi, the World Cup is an absolute obsession. Football (or soccer for us Americans) is the globe’s most popular sport, and the World Cup is the pinnacle of that popularity. According to FIFA, over a billion people—nearly half of all people on the planet—tuned in to watch the 2010 World Cup final. Thanks …

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