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5 Ways to Ensure Your Remote Workers Will Succeed

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Ask any employer and he will tell you that the key to a successful company is a happy, unified, and productive workforce. After all, when employees are unhappy and disengaged from their jobs, the company on the whole can suffer. That’s why it’s crucial to look for the signs that will let you know your virtual team will be a …

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How to Squeeze the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer Vacation

Are you trying to squeeze in one last getaway before summer officially comes to a close? About 82 percent of workers check in with the office daily while on vacation, creating what we call a workation—a blending of work and vacation. Although it might not seem like the ideal scenario, you can successfully enjoy your vacation while stayin­g connected to …

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Types of Flex Work

Flexible work arrangements give employees the freedom they need to successfully balance their personal and professional lives. There are several different types of flexible work arrangements. Although this is not an exhaustive list, here are 12 of the most common types of flex work: [slideshare id=38001135&doc=typesofflexworkpgi-140814132216-phpapp01] 1. Compressed Work Employees work a 40-hour work week in less than the traditional …

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4 Essentials for Your Home Office

Whether your work from home full time or just one day a week, it’s important to have the right space and tools for your home office. You want to make sure you have a working space where you are comfortable and free of distractions. Here are 4 essentials that every home office needs. 1.      Peace and quiet Offices are not …

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5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a …

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4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a Teleworker

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Even though today is not an official holiday, millions of people will be celebrating throughout the country. In fact, a whopping 83 percent of Americans will be wearing green clothing today in honor of St. Paddy’s Day traditions. Some offices are getting into the spirit as well. Wearing green, decorating offices and sharing baked cookies …

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4 Essential Items for your Holiday Workation

Traffic is light, offices are quiet and email is slow. You only have a few more days of down time until things start to pick up again. This is the perfect time to use the rest of those vacation days that you never had time for earlier in the year. Sometimes it can be hard to completely separate yourself from …

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5 Reasons to be Grateful for a Workation This Week

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With the end of the year quickly approaching, more and more people are taking time off from work to be home with their families during the holidays. Offices are quiet while morning and evening rush hour traffic is virtually nonexistent.  Unfortunately, sometimes you may need to work during your scheduled vacation. Thanks to innovative technology, we can now work from …

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On the Second Day of Telework My Coworking Space Gave to Me Wifi and Community

Two years ago, my husband and I left our home in Austin, TX and traded in our desk jobs for the opportunity of a lifetime; working and traveling throughout Europe and Asia-Pac in pursuit of adventure, the great outdoors and above all, WiFi. During that year, I had the opportunity to visit PGi’s 25+ global offices as a Digital Nomad. Most …

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On the First Day of Telework, PGi Gave to me Tools that Make Remote Work Easy

Over the next 12 days, we will be bringing you the 12 Days of Telework. Each day we will highlight 12 different benefits of telework. Talented individuals are located all over the world and unfortunately sometimes they are not conveniently located next to a company’s office. Here at PGi, we’ve adopted flexible work schedules and encouraged remote work. This has …

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Doing Business in a Mobile-First World

Mobility is the fastest growing technology trend, ever. Adoption of mobile technology in the last decade has been twice as fast as Internet adoption in the 90s and three times faster than social networking adoption in the 2000s. Technology giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft are pushing full-steam ahead into the mobile space, pouring development and advertising dollars into tablets, …

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Nine Ways to Work More Securely

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The security of your computer and data are crucial for you and the success of your company. Lost or stolen information can reveal company secrets or expose your confidential or personal information. The more you do to keep your computer secure, the safer your information will be. Use these nine tips to learn ways you can work more securely, help …

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Blending Work and Vacation Can Be Difficult – But Not Impossible

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There’s good reason why workers have been counting down the days until their Labor Day getaway (only three more to go!). Research shows that individuals will reap physical, emotional and psychological benefits from unwinding outside of work. Personally, I come back from a vacation feeling rested, rejuvenated and reconnected to both my work and personal life. So then why do …

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[Infographic] Workations Survey: 82% of Workers Reveal They Work on Vacation

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82% of workers don’t take vacations anymore. Welcome to workation nation. A recent survey by PGi, a global leader in virtual meetings, revealed the dramatic reality of today’s workers: 82% connect to the office on vacation. Smartphones are the  #1 workation enabler. 40% use a smartphone to work on vacation. 11% use a laptop. 4% use a tablet. 37% are …

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Seven Ways to Get Great Ideas out of a Virtual Brainstorming Session

As the business world becomes more global, you may find yourself collaborating with colleagues and clients from all over the world. Because of this, online meeting software has become a vital tool for businesses. With the right meeting technology, individuals can still stay connected no matter their geographic locations. Try these seven techniques to help you effectively brainstorm during your …

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Are You Listening? Using Meeting Tools to Get Guest Feedback During a Meeting

If not executed successfully, meetings can be one of the biggest wastes of time in the corporate world. Because of this, people are constantly looking for ways to improve their meetings by trying various techniques that allow them to efficiently share information with colleagues and clients. It’s vital to the success of your meetings to realize that a meeting should …

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Busting telecommuting myths: research uncovers hidden benefits

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Telecommuting is increasing in popularity as both businesses and employees experience the productivity, cost savings and benefits it offers. A recent interview with Dr. Kathryn Fonner, Assistant Professor at UW-Milwaukee, breaks through several telecommuting myths and demonstrates the impact and value telecommuting for employees, including: increased job satisfaction, reduced stress and time pressure due to interruptions, and less exposure to …

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How Mobile Devices are Impacting Business Environments

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With the ubiquity of mobile devices—smartphones, tablets and even phablets—in the workplace today, it’s hard to imagine getting work done without them. Our smartphones still provide our phone calls and text messages but also bring us our email, manage our calendars, keep track of our notes and even connect us to our meetings. Our tablets bring all the power of …

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Work is Not a Place: 7 Tips for Seeking Freedom From Your Cubicle

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Most U.S. employees have the day off for Independence Day, and with this holiday comes fireworks, summer heat and picnics. However, seeking freedom in our lives is a much greater charge and challenge, and one that has grown increasingly complex. The freedom to work anywhere—regardless of device or location—and share ideas globally, productively and creatively, is a core vision that …

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