Smart Work

Why Remote Work is Perfect for Introverts

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In recent years, remote work has grown in popularity, becoming an option for more people than ever before. While remote work options might not yet be the norm in the workplace, more and more companies are realizing that allowing their employees to telecommute on occasion is a great way to foster good will in employees. The rise of remote work …

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How to Get People to Pay Attention on a Conference Call

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Have you ever been on a conference call and asked a question to a participant, only to be met with awkward silence or a stammered response because the participant had clearly stopped paying attention and wasn’t listening when you asked your question? In a situation like that, even though you weren’t at fault, you can’t help but feel a bit …

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Improve Your Presentations by Ditching the PowerPoint

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The PowerPoint is a staple of the corporate workplace, enabling workers to better engage their audience and present their data in a compelling, aesthetically pleasing manner. However, the ubiquity of the PowerPoint also means that the PowerPoint has lost a bit of its charm. When you are regularly staring at slide decks for a large portion of your work week, …

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The Neuroscience of Motivation and How to Increase Motivation

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I’m sure everyone here is familiar with how hard it is to get work done when you’re feeling unmotivated. Call it laziness, procrastination or what have you, when motivation is lacking, work simply can’t be done. It’s easy to write off a lack of motivation as an excuse to partake in laziness, but the cause of our motivation (or lack …

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Why Remote Work Policies Fail for Some Employers

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Here at PGi, we are big proponents of working smarter. For many in this age of digital transformation, working smarter means having a more nuanced approach to what constitutes “working”. Whereas work used to be exclusively tied to a fixed location, the increasingly accepting work climate where remote work and flexible hours are becoming the norm has made work something …

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Summer Productivity Tips to Beat the Summer Slump — Slideshare

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As temperatures climb and the summer holiday gets into full swing, work might be the last thing on your mind. Whether it’s the kids home from school, the upcoming 4th of July holiday or daydreaming about taking a vacation, the summer months offer ample opportunity for distraction. But summer is actually a great time to double down and up your …

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Collaboration Overload Might Be Stifling Employee Productivity (and How to Alleviate Collaboration Fatigue)

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Here at PGi, we center everything we do around collaboration. From products that facilitate collaboration to a company culture that seeks to embody the very essence of collaboration, collaboration is the driving motivation behind our decisions. But what happens when collaboration gets to be too much? Collaboration is essential and yet, it can sometimes feel like we are collaborating so …

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