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Your Guide on How to Work from Home

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed the course of work, and possibly changed it forever. As coronavirus cases continue to increase day after day, companies have mandated employees to work from home online in order to flatten the curve. For many, this is the first time working from home online. When you first start working from home, it can seem like a …

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Key Findings from The 2020 State of Remote Work

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The fully remote company, Buffer, makes a laudable workplace research contribution each year. They conduct an in-depth survey of thousands of remote workers. This year, the survey included 3,521 remote work employees across many nations, industries, organizations, and levels of experience. Of those: 57% are fully remote 25% work remotely at least 51% of the time 8% work remotely 26-50% …

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Bridging the Physical/Virtual Event Divide

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The concern over coronavirus has taken its toll on events around the world. For example, there have been countless conferences, town halls, sales kick offs and investor meetings cancelled, postponed or transformed all over the world and across all industries. As the long list of postponed or canceled events continues to grow, many organizations are facing some difficult decisions. In lieu …

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CEOs Reveal the Everyday Habits That Bring Success

It seems like every great thinker in history has something to say about habit. It’s no secret that today’s top leaders and achievers, including CEOs, rely on good habits to stay productive. Here are some of the greatest daily habits that our favorite CEOs can’t live without, courtesy of Malak Saleh and Christina DesMarais of Inc. Exercise Of all the advice CEOs give, this …

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Remote Working is Viable, Real and the Future of Work

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The shift to teams remote working is causing a level of anxiety among many organizations. But, if we’re to take an honest assessment of the trend, only the companies unready for change should feel concerned. That was an opinion I shared with Home Business Magazine. Remote Workers Do Not Get Enough Face Time Given the plethora of solutions on the marketplace today, …

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Who’s Driving the New Technological Revolution?

Technological Revolution

For too long, companies’ IT departments issued a suite of technology tools and mandated employees to use them. But, they put little thought into whether these solutions were correct. Unfortunately, for employees, there was little opportunity to offer feedback and influence the selection process. Organizations rolled out technologies to everyone regardless of whether they needed or wanted them. Should employees or …

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4 UC Opportunities to Watch for in 2020

This past year was full of surprises for many organizations, and the biggest revelations centered on a few central themes: worker mobility, the need for improved collaboration, changes in the routine, the need for a better end-user experience, and recognizing and embracing the inevitability of change. While 2019 was indeed a year of change, I shared with No Jitter that …

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Making Your Tech Work For (Not Against) Your Company

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Most professionals check their email or chat apps every six minutes, and 41% feel that they’re constantly bombarded by digital alerts. That’s the paradox of technology in the workplace—the more powerful your digital tools, the likelier they are to turn into a distraction or a source of mental overload. These days, it’s common for chat apps, video conferencing tools, email, analytics platforms, and similar …

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Opportunities in a Multi-Generational Workforce

Multi-generational workforce

The telephone makes for an interesting comparison point when looking at how members of different generations view technology. Think about it. Someone who entered the workforce in the 1970s used one, as did someone who joined the workforce yesterday. How they use it and the device itself, however, are radically different. Talking to colleagues is still central to accomplishing tasks …

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Unpacking Gen Z and the Modern Workforce

Unpacking the modern workforce

For many years, organizations have focused their attention on millennials, the largest generation in the workforce, at 35% of workers. But now a younger generation of workers, Gen Z, are driving changes in the modern workforce. For starters, they view technology differently than previous generations, including Gen X and Baby Boomers. And they see personal interactions and the workday differently. The …

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Technology Isn’t a Catchphrase

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I’ve talked a lot about how organizations must evaluate technology and deploy the solutions they believe will have the most significant impact on both their businesses and on their teams. They must decide how to implement technologies to advance effective enterprise communication and drive results. Technology is Table Stakes for Staying Relevant Technology must be viewed as more than a …

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Astute Organizations Remain Curious About Technology

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I was eager to share observations in advance of October’s Digital Transformation EXPO Europe 2019 about technology and how it has revolutionized the way people and companies operate. It is an understatement to say technology has transformed the world as we know it. Smart organizations remain curious about finding new ways to leverage technology to drive results both internally and …

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Breaking Down the AI Buzz: Practical Use Cases for Modern Enterprises

It wasn’t long ago that most people’s exposure to artificial intelligence (AI) was as the antagonist in the latest sci-fi action flick. While AI is still a reliable source for human enslavement on the silver screen, in real life it’s a reliable source for customer assistance. In fact, AI is already being used by enterprises in numerous ways to improve …

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3 Reasons to Implement Live Video Streaming

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A vibrant and effective tool, video is the future of efficient and cost-effective company-wide communication. Here are a few reasons to consider implementing live video streaming in your office: 1. Enhance Internal Communication You give your external audiences the five-star experience, but you can’t forget to treat your employees with the same spirited attention. They’re your biggest brand ambassadors, which …

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2018 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Digital transformation is inevitable and the use of digital tools have become a staple in how we conduct our daily, hyper-connected lives – especially in the office. In this era of digital transformation, the digital worker and the intelligent enterprise have moved from reacting to predicting the market, evolving trends and the consumer path. As our workplace evolves, the digital …

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5 Things to Know About GDPR

There are some big changes on the horizon for how companies handle users’ personal information. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation will go into effect on May 25 and will impact not just European companies but those in the U.S. as well. The rules reign in the free-wheeling relationship some organizations have had with user data and instead create …

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The Complexity of Unified Communications Today

Enterprise collaboration is an evolving industry that continues to become more and more complex, especially for the IT professional. Long-gone are the days when you could simply pick up a phone, call someone and be done with a meeting. Today, collaboration for businesses combines multiple forms of communication – from traditional PSTN calling and e-mail to cloud telephony, web and …

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3 Tech Trends That Will Impact Business in 2018

Introduction In today’s world, businesses are continually affected and challenged by the latest technology trends. As a rule of thumb, it is necessary for organizations to adapt early to these new trends so that they can continue to remain competitive and operational. Unfortunately, many companies fail to see these market shifts in time and often fall behind and face irrelevancy. …

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New PGi Customer Survey Suggests the Desk Phone is Dying

In a recent pulse survey of PGi customers and collaboration users, it was found that desk phones are slowly disappearing as more knowledge workers are choosing mobility. The survey found that 60 percent of respondents said they only have a personal cell phone, and when working from home, 58 percent connect to meetings using their cell phone. Only 7 percent reported …

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2017 Workplace Tech Trends

During a quick pulse survey, PGi surveyed customers and knowledge workers from across the U.S. to find out what type of technology they want to see in their offices in 2017. In order to fully understand and analyze this year’s workplace tech trends, PGi asked these front-line employees to provide honest feedback, and there were a few surprises. The most …

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