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How to stay motivated while working from home

Working from home can be a blessing and a curse. The temptation to work on the couch in your pajamas is strong, and the procrastination possibilities seem endless.  In addition, there’s the potential to work all day, every day, never separating time on the job from time with the family. David Katz began telecommuting for Climatronics in 1990 to work …

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‘Human cloud’ of workers already taking shape

Two-thirds of workers expect their offices to go fully virtual within the next few years, a survey found. Virtualization makes cloud computing possible, productive and profitable. Many businesses large and small think it can do the same thing for work by creating a human cloud based on virtual collaboration, according to a new survey. For some workers, that day is already …

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Easy Green Resolutions for Your Business in 2012

Having suffered through the historical drought that scorched Texas this past summer and being befuddled by a winter that seems more like spring, many of us are embracing terms like “climate change,” “climate weirdness” and “global warming” to describe the unprecedented shifts in our planet’s weather patterns. Although we may struggle to articulate our concerns, not always knowing the precise scientific …

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The Coffee Shop Code of Conduct [Infographic]

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The coffee shop life is a good life. You have fuel (coffee and food), you have companionship (your coworkers in the shop), you have a temporary and a warm place to get work done. All of that goodness can quickly be derailed, however, if your space is hijacked by someone committing one of the coffee shop deadly sins. Enter the …

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Working longer hours now that you’re working from home?

I believe in telecommuting. I love the freedom, the space, the solitude and the comfort of working from home—and I certainly don’t miss the commute. I especially value that I am saving twenty pounds of carbon emissions a day by not driving to work. There are diverse advantages to working from home, not the least of which is repurposing the …

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iMeet brings mobility to video conferencing

The future is today. Teleworkers, virtual workers, road warriors, mobile freelancers, and entrepreneurs are all uniting in their singular need for flexible anytime/anywhere access to communication and connectivity. iMeet provides what the future requires — whenever and wherever you need it. PGi recently launched the iMeet Mobility Suite, a full range of tools that allow simple, social video meetings you …

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“Improve Your Office Day” with Telecommute for a Better World

What would you do to improve your office? Buy a round of donuts? Add a plant to your desk? Put up a colorful calendar? Or put on your slippers, brew a cup of coffee and get to work? It’s Improve Your Office Day here in the U.S. and the Meetings Experts at PGi aren’t surprised by a recent study by …

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Day 5 Georgia Telework Week: Closing the Loop Between Home and the Office

It’s the fifth and final day of my Georgia Telework Week experiment – what a fantastic day! Thank you to the Clean Air Campaign, Governor Deal, PGi and the hundreds of companies that sponsored this week. Telework and video conferencing are top priorities for businesses this year and telecommuting showed me the importance of both as we look toward the …

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Day Two of Georgia Telework Week: Claiming Better Work-Life Balance

It’s the second day of my Georgia Telework Week challenge. Today, I did something I haven’t done in 10 years – I stole 45 glorious minutes for myself before kicking off my workday. Instead of heading into Atlanta’s bumper-to-bumper traffic, I got my kids on the school bus, took my dog for a walk and still connected to work 45 …

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How teleworking is transforming

Telecommuting, which has been around since the 1970s, has become an increasingly popular work practice. However, forty years of technological advancements, worldwide interconnectivity, and sky-rocketing adoption rates has transformed what it means to “work from home” in the new millennium. Today’s generation of workers, recognizing that the flexibility and productivity associated with working offsite extends beyond the home office, are …

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Web Therapy: It’s for Real… on Showtime

More proof that video conferencing is everywhere: Web Therapy on Showtime. Lisa Kudrow, of Friends‘ fame, stars as a passive aggressive therapist who can’t bear to meet with her clients in person. Instead she performs her shrink duties via video chat. The show is hilarious. The characters are slightly bent. And the use of video for therapy isn’t that far …

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How to Communiate Effectively in the Digital Age

We are in a Communication Revolution — a pivotal shift in global culture and influence. Letters are all but extinct thanks to email, text and social networks. Landline telephones are on the endangered species list as homes across the world cut their cords in favor of mobile and VOIP devices. These new tools and technologies enable tangible global connections, expanding …

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Carbon Footprint Series Part 3: Telecommuting

People have begun to see the impact telecommuting can make on our overall carbon footprint and are realizing that working from home can help the planet. Because telecommuting reduces carbon fuel consumption, air pollution and traffic congestion by decreasing the number of cars on the road, environmentalists strongly recommend this simple, effective solution. According to a survey commissioned by the …

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Carbon Footprint Series Part 1: Impact on Driving

Concerns over the environment and the impact human beings have on it—individually and as businesses—grow steadily and have become increasingly complex. It often seems that the more information we have on environmental issues, the less we understand them. Each environmental demand put on the planet is measured in terms of its carbon footprint, defined by the UK Carbon Trust as …

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Telecommuting During the Snowpocalypse

In recent weeks, icy storms have swept the country. Dallas, Texas, felt colder than Anchorage, Alaska, last week, allowing many southerners to discover the art of building a snowman. Both private and public transportation can easily be impaired during winter storms; worse, drivers often learn the hard way how dangerous it is to drive on icy roads. However, weather difficulties …

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Work from Anywhere: Because I Want to Help My Employer, the Economy and the Environment

According to a report from the Council of Economic Advisers ‚Äî Work-Life Balance and the Economics of Workplace Flexibility (PDF) ‚Äî published in March 2010, many companies overlook the benefits of implementing flexible workplace policies for their employees. Flexible workplace arrangements can include job sharing, phased retirement of older workers, and telecommuting. These practices allow workers to continue making productive …

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Reasons to Work From Anywhere: My Hubby Got a Transfer! Do I Need a New Job?

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra ‚Äòquietness‚Äô to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks the ability to work from anywhere is crucial in today‚Äôs world! Although I‚Äôve been working from home for three …

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