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Can Virtual Meetings Weatherize the Workforce?

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The cost of lost productivity during severe weather isn’t only a nationwide, economic concern but also a source of financial distress for individual businesses. However, can companies avert the loss of output during snow days with tools like telecommuting and virtual meetings? The Cost of City Shutdowns The economic impact of the latest U.S. blizzard, Juno, is still only a …

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Nerd Alert: My Month with a Smartwatch

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About a month ago I made my first major gadget purchase in quite some time, joining the wearable technology revolution with the Asus Zenwatch (pictured above with the nerdiest watchface I could find.) While it does occasionally make me feel like I’m from the future, I can report that my life and productivity have not, sadly, been dramatically revolutionized. In …

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Watch the Webinar: Essential Productivity Tools for 2015

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Last week, experts from Voxa, Central Desktop and PGi revealed their best tips for productivity at work in the webinar, “New Year, New You. Essential Productivity Tools for 2015.” “If you’re looking for a productivity improvement, I would suggest maybe we start looking at one of the first places we spend most of our time,” Voxa’s CEO Johnson Cook said. …

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Are you productive or just busy?

Are you productive or just busy?

Work smarter, not harder. A surefire sign of shaky technology is that it makes you feel like you’re busier than you were before you started using it. Collaboration tools should help you focus on your work while removing some of the noise and distraction that gets in our way—digging through an inbox, for example, or chasing after a colleague for …

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5 Videos to Reignite Your Team’s Creative Collaboration

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Ever feel like your team’s circling the same old ideas, stuck in a creative rut? It happens. When you’re brainstorming and problem solving together on a regular basis, it’s easy to fall into the same ways of thinking and approaching ideas. Take a look at these five videos to reignite your team’s creative collaboration process and accelerate innovation. 1. Make Everyone Uncomfortable: …

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An Introvert’s Guide to Collaboration: Surviving Meetings

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My job requires lots of meetings, and my calendar is never empty. I have standing weekly and monthly meetings with my supervisor, team and other departments, not to mention other meetings on the fly, team lunches, outings and company events. And it just so happens that I’m an introvert working at a company with a passion for collaboration. In fact, PGi …

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Infographic: How Technology Empowers Productivity

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Operating a leaner, smarter, more agile business requires not only better productivity but also a more collaborative environment. However, the average workday is full of missed meetings, emails, project deadlines and to-do items, and it’s hard to get ahead when you’re still falling behind. Fortunately, for every roadblock in your way, there’s a solution to get you back on track …

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Office Etiquette: Don’t Be a Meeting Menace!

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Meetings are a powerful collaboration tool, and yet they’re often the butt of the joke. As it turns out, meetings themselves aren’t the problem: we may just be bad at them. Don’t let yourself be a meeting menace. Master these etiquette tips and keep your meetings productive: Start. On. Time. This should be a no-brainer right? You sent out an …

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5 Hidden Ways to Improve Your Collaboration in 2015

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For anyone who started 2015 with a resolution to become more productive or to work better within a team, the next step after making the commitment is to find the path forward. Some of the steps toward collaborative nirvana are rather straightforward, like becoming a better listener or identifying the disruptive hiccups in your daily workflow that may keep you …

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Top 4 SlideShares for Work Productivity Tips

Productivity Tips

At the start of the New Year, we pile on goals to do more and more with our time at work, but when we try to do everything, sometimes we end up getting less done. Some of the most productive moves you can make are simply making smart decisions about what to let go of. Here are the top five …

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Integration of iMeet and Central Desktop Bridges Collaboration Gaps

As the world’s leader in pure-play collaboration and services, we’re always looking for ways to bridge gaps and create seamless, frictionless communication and collaboration opportunities for our customers. Today’s workers need access to a wide variety of collaboration options, from real-time meetings to asynchronous team workspaces and everything in between. That’s why we’re excited to announce our latest collaboration integration. …

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The Best and Worst Times for Meetings

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Choosing the perfect time to meet is almost as complex and challenging as executing the meeting itself. To start, you have to find a time when everyone is available across time zones and account for those who may be on flex schedules. You also have to meet at a time that attention spans and cognitive aptitudes are at their peaks …

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3 Unique Apps for Work Productivity Outside the Box

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Everyone’s always searching for a fresh new way to be smarter, faster and more efficient during the workday. Drink your coffee at just the right time to get the most from your java buzz, create daily goals to stay on track, meet online to save time and schedule work activities according to your energy levels for maximum productivity at work. …

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New Power vs. Old Power: What Kind of Business Are You?

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Part of what inspired the union of PGi and Central Desktop was a shared desire to keep pushing past the status quo in day-to-day work. Today’s workforce is being empowered like never before; from the C-suite to the broom closet where you keep the interns, there are myriad opportunities to collaborate across department lines, to voice and advance one’s ideas, …

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New SlideShare: 10 Best Productivity Apps for Busy Business Pros

Better productivity on your New Year’s Resolutions list? Or just looking for ways to boost your efficiency? We’ve compiled the 10 best productivity apps for business pros. Check out this SlideShare for the full list! 10 Best Productivity Apps for Business from PGi iMeet Central: These amazing collaboration workspaces are built for teams trying to streamline workflows, improve project management …

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