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What is Hygge and Can It Be Used in Your Work Life?

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It seems like every day I hear about a new “fad” or lifestyle trend that is guaranteed to make me more productive, mentally healthier and just overall happier. From cognitive tricks to get more done in 90 minutes than you have in 30 days to eating different foods to power you through an afternoon slump, there’s always something to try …

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Women in History: Ada Lovelace

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This March, we have been honoring influential women in technology and history as a part of Women’s History Month. Over the past few weeks, we have celebrated tech pioneers Dr. Shirley Jackson, Dr. Erna Hoover and Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper. As spring kicks into full swing and Women’s History Month comes to a close, we have one more exceptional …

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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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5 Key Takeaways from Mobile World Congress 2017

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Just a few weeks ago, many of our PGi team members spent the week in Barcelona at the 2017 Mobile World Congress tradeshow. MWC is the hub for all things mobile, and this year’s MWC was not without a breathtaking display of new technology that will change our lives at home, at work and on the go. Let’s take a …

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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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Women in History: Dr. Shirley Jackson

March is Women’s History Month and we wanted to take a moment to honor some of the innovative women who have played a role in shaping technology and the telecommunications industry as we know it. All throughout March, we will be honoring several influential women in technology who pioneered innovations that make our jobs and lives easier. Today, the spotlight …

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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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Why Working in 90-Minute Bursts is Good for Your Brain & Your Job

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We’ve all been victim to the misery that is the “afternoon slump”. We’ve struggled through the slump, eyes heavy with fatigue, as we trudged to the office coffee pot, hopeful that a sweet cup of liquid caffeine would give us our fix and get us back on task. What if I told you that next time an afternoon slump hits, …

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Could the Four-Day Workweek Be the Key to Happier Employees and Increased Success?

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As the old saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, and our work culture, which tends to prioritize work over play, has undoubtedly left many of us feeling pretty dull. We all have heard the talk about the importance of pursuing a better work-life balance but, with nearly 78% of American men and 67% of …

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