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Telecommuting Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

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About 79 percent of Americans plan to finish up holiday shopping at the last minute, according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. And, to keep up with the holiday flurry, many workers will turn to the flexibility of telecommuting to stay connected while shopping, traveling and minding the kids on winter break. Working from home during the holidays …

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

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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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Celebrate Georgia Telework Week with PGi’s Telecommuting Top 5

September 15th-19th has been officially proclaimed as the fifth annual Georgia Telework Week. PGi is headquartered here in Atlanta, Georgia, and as providers of collaboration solutions, we’re big fans of telecommuting and telework. To celebrate the kick-off of Georgia Telework Week, we’ve compiled our Telecommuting Top 5, a list of our favorite and most popular telecommuting articles, covering everything from …

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5 Awesome Virtual Team Building Activities

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To create a successful and efficient virtual team, everyone must work together as a whole in spite of distance. Each person on the team or in the business will have their differences, but those that look past each other’s differences and focus on the accomplishments of the entire group will thrive. Using quality virtual meeting software enables each employee or team …

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My Telecommuting Personality: The Distracted Worker

In our recent eBook “7 Telecommuting Personalities”, we outlined 7 distinct personalities of workers who engage in remote work, telework or flex work, including common personality traits, needs, technological requirements for online meetings and more. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses are a vital part of any workplace endeavor, but telecommuting presents a unique series of challenges to maintaining efficiency and …

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Business Etiquette for Conference Calls

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Meetings happen every day in the business world. In fact, it is estimated that professionals attend 61 meetings per month. That’s a lot of conference calls, face-to-face meetings and web conferences. To ensure you make the best impression in your conference calls, try these 11 business etiquette tips. 1.       No secret attendees Include your attendee’s name in the body of …

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Is Telecommuting Policy a Sign of Corporate Success?

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Telecommuting is a hot-button issue for modern businesses. Some believe it to be a killer of productivity and company culture and have outright banned it. Others embrace fully flexible work styles, designing entire workspaces around employees that come and go at will. Many businesses, however, find themselves in the middle. They’ve begun embracing some of the benefits telecommuting can provide, …

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5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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7 Telecommuting Personalities – Which One are You? Free eBook and Quiz

A recent PGi telecommuting survey revealed that 80% of us work for companies with telecommuting programs. But is your personality built for telecommuting success? Take this quick poll to find out which personalities are in your team – and which personality you are. Now that you know what personality you are – and which telecommuting personalities are in your team …

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15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a …

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Are You Productive When Working Remotely?

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According to PGi’s latest survey and infographic, 80% of businesses are now offering employees the option to telecommute. With remote work continuing to grow as a workplace trend, there’s one very important question we need to ask ourselves: are we actually productive while working remotely? While most people dream of being able to work from home, it’s not for everyone; …

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Top 5 Slideshare Presentations for Telework Week 2014 | Telecommuting and Flexible Work

It’s the second day of Telework Week 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited about all the goodness coming from businesses and employees everywhere. If you’re a telecommuter wanting to be more productive, a manager of a remote team or just dipping your toe into the telework waters, here are 5 Slideshare presentations that will help you learn more about …

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Telework Week Survey Reveals that Telecommuting is Here to Stay

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Telecommuting is an important force within today’s shift in business and personal life. As businesses and workers celebrate Telework Week 2014, employers and employees will make commitments to increase telecommuting and productivity, while decreasing commute times and stress. And the results are exciting indicators of how work is evolving from four walls to anywhere freedom, despite several highly publicized bans …

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How Telework Promotes Creativity

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It seems that every day on the Internet there’s a new article about how to get your creative juices flowing. Usually geared at writers or other purely creative professionals, these lists run the gamut, from tips about sleep schedules to different work style methodologies and everything in between. However, they’re almost always aimed at a freelancer mentality; professionals who already …

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Snowpocalypse 2.0: Atlanta Workers Get Smarter, Work Smarter the Second Time Around

Atlanta learned from the first round of “Snowpocalypse,” the weather phenomenon that baffled the southeastern US in January and struck again this week. Instead of fleeing from offices, businesses and workers opted to stay home, using technology like Wifi, mobile devices, VPNs and virtual meetings to keep business going.Like so many of you, our Atlanta workers had to find new …

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Telecommuting Trends

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Telecommuting is increasingly growing more popular among the workforce. Employees are routinely working from home offices, client sites or other remote locations. Even though separated from supervisors and other colleagues, these telecommuters understand that they still need to remain connected with their peers so they can collaborate with one another and their clients. Popular social media sites, such as Facebook …

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3 Benefits of Telecommuting

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It’s 6:00 and your alarm wakes you up. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally stumble out of bed. With one eye open, you brush your teeth, throw some water on your face and make your way to the kitchen to get that very important cup of coffee. After you’ve actually opened both of your eyes, …

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Conquer Your Resolutions and Find Your Work-Health Balance in our Latest eBook

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to our New Year’s Resolutions: how are we going to choose to better ourselves in the new year? In PGi’s latest free eBook, we tackle one of the most common resolution areas, health and fitness, and explore the unique opportunities that teleworkers and flexible workers have to engage in healthy …

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On the Ninth Day of Telework Scrooge Gave to Me, a Very Cranky Colleague – Bah, Humbug!

Over the past few days, we’ve regaled you with telework stories that hopefully made you laugh. Today, we’ll help you overcome the story that makes you want to cry: the Office Scrooge. For those of you who don’t know who Scrooge is (gasp!), let me enlighten you: “A Christmas Carol” is Charles Dickens’ Victorian novella about a cranky, bitter old …

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