Andrea D.

History of the 8 Hour Work Day

If you’re living in the States or Canada, welcome back to work after a nice, long Labor Day weekend. Back to the grind of working from 9 to 5 (or if you’re like most people we polled in our recent …

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10 Ways You Feel when You #TakeBack60

When you #TakeBack60 during your work week, there’s probably some intense emotions you’re feeling. But most of all you’re probably really, really happy and excited with all the time you’ve regained to do the things YOU want! 1. Maybe you …

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Slideshare: #TakeBack60: The Demise of the Work Week

Feel like you’re working way too much? Not getting enough time to do the things you want to do? Skipping out on lunch with your coworkers just to keep up with your work load? You’re not alone. PGi surveyed over …

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Murphy’s Law of Working from Home

Generation Z

Remember the old adage that states “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”, also known as Murphy’s Law? Well, that epigram holds very true for those of us who are remote workers. From Wi-Fi outages to the inevitable snack …

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Using Science to Avoid the Midday Slump

If you’re like me, about an hour after lunch, you really start to struggle with staying energized and productive. It’s like trudging through mud uphill in a thunderstorm to reach the end of the day. …alright, maybe that was an …

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Join PGi at Gartner Catalyst 2015!

Today Gartner Catalyst kicks off in San Diego, bringing with it a 4-day event featuring industry leaders and analysts ready for in-depth discussions and panels about tech trends and IT strategy and development for modern business. Attendees will dive into …

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10 Commandments of Virtual Teams

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Virtual teams are becoming a norm for modern businesses. According to PGi’s 2015 Global Telework Survey, 79% of knowledge workers reported working outside the office. With more teams working remote, it’s important to remember a few commandments to keep teams …

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Master Back-to-School with These Productivity Apps

Today, thousands of children head back to school, and that means added strain on working parents. From remembering bus schedules and parent-teacher conferences to soccer practice and after school activities, keeping your children on schedule while maintaining your own schedule …

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Abusing the Online Interview Process

This is a public service announcement: There is definitely a right and wrong way to conduct an online interview! Technology has come a long way in helping human resources departments with the interviewing process. Online interviews can help businesses save …

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Why Your Business Needs Remote Workers

Generation Z

Telecommuting is a phrase that’s been around for quite some time, but until recently, the idea hasn’t been a mainstream business practice. In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, it was found that more than ever before, companies are embracing flexible …

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10 Reasons Remote Workers are Great for Business

In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, we gathered responses from around the globe about the state of teleworking. Approximately 79 percent of those surveyed stated they worked remotely at least one day per week. The survey also found that more …

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Building a Collaborative Environment for Different Personalities

Every workplace has an array of different personalities. There’s extroverts, introverts, the dependable ones, the calm and collected and the hot heads. Having all of these characteristics working together can be slightly tricky, especially if there aren’t resources tailored to …

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4 Things We Can Learn about Social Selling from Shark Week

In case you’ve lived under a rock for the last 25 years, Shark Week is a week-long event hosted by Discovery Channel that features all things shark. From riveting research to shark attack survivor stories, the program has a cult …

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Nine Stats About Global Shifts in Telework Trends

Thanks to continuing trends in technology, businesses are adapting their practices to support the idea of remote work, flex work and telework. Whether it’s to achieve a better work/life balance, to skip a hectic commute or to spend more time …

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Webinar Recap: Join the Social Sales Revolution

Last week experts from LinkedIn, Oracle Social Cloud, Central Desktop, Skyword and PGi revealed their best tips on social selling in the webinar, Join the Sales Revolution. Social selling has become more than just a buzzword—it’s become a strategy that …

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The Workplace Ecosystem

Remember learning about ecosystems in your third grade science class? If not, here’s a refresher: ecosystems are communities or environments made up of interacting organisms. Your workplace is a lot like an ecosystem. It’s made up of different personalities (or organisms for …

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Ways to Avoid a Conference Call Horror Story

Conference calls are a key element to getting business done in the modern workplace. Whether it’s over audio or an online meeting tool, there’s always an opportunity for something to go horribly wrong on a conference call. Sure, I’ve been …

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Gartner Digital Workplace Summit Recap

Gartner’s Digital Workplace Summit, hosted May 18-20 in Orlando, covered topics like improving employee engagement, increasing agility and empowering high-impact performers. A key element to this summit, however, was understanding the rapidly shifting workplace and creating a strategy to guide …

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007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs

Meeting Agents are always on the go. From sales meetings with prospects to marketing conventions in different cities, you need to be connected and collaborative at all times. Check out these seven gadgets every Agent needs to gather and share …

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Sales Life: Tools for Staying Organized on the Road

As a sales professional, you may be privy to the woes of constantly staying on the road to meet with new clients and prospects, networking at various conferences and being left with an additional to-do list in the wake of …

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