Andrea Duke

Andrea Duke
Andrea is a Georgia-native who specializes in communications. When she's not blogging for PGi, you can catch her playing or watching soccer, hiking or attempting crafts from Pinterest.

Lack of Company Culture: The Silent Killer to Your Success

Uber, the world’s largest ride services company, has captured headlines around the globe recently. With the resignation of Jeff Jones as president and CEO Travis Kalanick’s public apology after being filmed swearing at a company driver who complained about rates being cut, the company’s dirty laundry has been left out to dry for all of us to see. The company …

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Women in History: Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper

As we continue our recognition of outstanding women in history, this week’s feature goes to Grace M. Hopper, an American computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral. The late Hopper, who often was called “Amazing Grace” by her peers, is credited for leading the team that created the first computer language compiler that was a precursor to the widely used …

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Customer Insights: Vacation Policies – How Does Your Company Compare?

Whether it’s a trip to visit family or an adventure across the globe, nothing is better than a vacation. And now that spring break is in full swing for many schools, that means many employees with children will be taking vacations very soon. But, as we have discussed before, paid vacation time in the U.S. isn’t as extensive as many …

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Women in History: Dr. Erna Hoover

In continuance with our ode to women who have played a role in shaping technology as we know it, PGi would like to take a moment to honor Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover. Dr. Hoover, born in 1926, is an American mathematician who is noted for making key contributions to the system architecture of the computerized telephone switching method, developed by …

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Case Study: Hunter PR Connects Stakeholders with GlobalMeet Audio

Award-winning international public relations firm, Hunter Public Relations, serves a broad range of esteemed companies and brands using a blend of traditional publicity, social and digital media outreach and strategic partnerships. The company, founded in 1989 as an agency specializing in food and nutrition, has grown into one of the most respected mid-sized marketing communications firms in the United States …

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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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Productivity and Food: The Proof’s in the Pudding

Think back to the most productive day you’ve had this week. What are some of the things you remember doing that boosted your productivity? Maybe you tuned out the world with some soulful jazz or took a break and walked around the block to get fresh air and a fresh perspective. But do you remember what you ate? When we …

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“Being Busy” is Counterintuitive: Here’s How to Prevent It from Ruining Your Productivity

In our fast-paced, always-on, multi-tasking society, we see being “busy” as a sort of badge of honor. A badge that earns respect amongst your peers because if you’re busy, you’re obviously doing something right. But is “being busy” really all it’s cracked up to be? Staying busy is a necessary evil in most our lives. Most of us feel that …

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Death of the Home Office

The last time you worked from home, where did you set up shop? Your couch, bed, kitchen table or outside on your porch? A decade ago, a telecommuter wouldn’t have the leisure of posting up for the day on their couch. A telecommuter back then would need a full home office setup to be successful — a dedicated desk with a desktop computer, …

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Elements of the Smart Office

Over the last few years, the term “smart” has been used more and more frequently to describe the technology that has become integrated into our daily lives. Now, smartphones and smartwatches are practically ubiquitous, smart cars are starting to hit the pavement and smart homes are becoming the norm.  The “smart” trend is becoming equally as present in our workplaces …

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