Productivity

9 More Productivity Tips for a Super Successful Summer

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As the temperature continues to climb to scorching new heights and the lethargy sets in from the summer heat, you might not be working to your full potential. With just a few tweaks to your work strategy, though, you can churn away at full efficiency and make the most of  your time so you have ample opportunity to enjoy your summer. …

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9 More Productivity Tips to Get the Most out of Your Summer Hours

There’s a simple formula we would like you to take note of: Productivity + Efficiency = More work done faster. And when that equation is used, it means you’re able to get back to enjoying your summer time hours faster. To help you use that equation to its full potential, we’ll be bringing you some productivity tips each week. Each …

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Summer Hours: 9 Productivity Tips to Get You Out of the Office and Into the Sun

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This summer at PGi, our main goal is to figure out how to help you increase your productivity so you can put more free time back into your work week to do the things you enjoy. If you’re ready to get out of the office and outside to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, check out our newest tips in our Summer …

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PGi’s Summer Hours Campaign: 9 Productivity Tips to Put 90 Minutes Back in Your Week

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Welcome to PGi’s Summer Hours Campaign, a summertime movement to get you up and out of the office and into the sunshine. Our concept is simple: by maximizing your productivity and efficiency when you’re in the office, you create more free time for yourself out of the office. To help streamline this project, we will be bringing you 90 productivity …

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to UC

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Summertime is officially here people! Time to kick your feet up on your desk, change your desktop backdrop to a beach scene and turn on your desk fan to emulate an actual beach vacation away from the office. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the best idea. But, if you’re too worried about what’s going on at work to take some …

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6 Ways to Transform Conflict into Effective Communication

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No matter how amenable your workplace is, conflict is bound to arise from time-to-time. When strong minds and bold personalities are involved, it seems only natural that conflict would come up in situations where people feel passionate about what they do. Conflict doesn’t have to be a negative thing, but it can turn ugly very quickly if the situation isn’t …

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Creating a Collaborative Work Space that Works

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With 3.7 million U.S. workers regularly telecommuting, there’s no denying that out-of-the-office work spaces are becoming increasingly necessary. For the remote worker with a lackluster home office or the telecommuter with the distinct urge to get away from the neighborhood Starbucks, co-working spaces can be a welcome collaborative work space solution. Co-working spaces promise a harmonious environment with ample opportunity …

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The Optimal Office Temperature: A Definitive Conclusion to the Age-Old Debate

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Whether your office climate is reminiscent of a warm, humid rainforest or the icy tundra, it’s undeniable that office temperature has a significant bearing on both your productivity and your overall comfort in the workplace. The verdict has long been out concerning the optimal office temperature, and we here at PGi want to end the office temperature debate once and …

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5 Smartwatch Apps You Should Bring to Work

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According to Business Insider, the wearable computing market will reach 148 million units by 2019, and each day more companies are throwing more devices throw into the proverbial ring. Apple, Google (or rather, Google’s army of OEMs) and Microsoft are all fighting a battle for your wrist, and one of the most important fronts of that battle is the workplace. …

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How All-in-One Collaboration is Powering the Digital Workplace

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Today’s hyper-connected workplace is moving faster than ever before. It is truly a digital workplace, where the speed of information—and how that information gets shared across an organization—is paramount to that organization’s success. Businesses are constantly looking to optimize communication and collaboration. And today, we’re seeing an increasing trend towards streamlining collaboration by turning to all-in-one tools, combining traditionally disparate …

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Webcasting Solution Improves Global Employee Engagement for Belden Inc.

For well over one hundred years, Belden Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of networking connectivity and software products for enterprise, industrial, broadcast and security markets. The St. Louis-based company has a large global presence with 9,000 employees on nearly every continent. With such a strong global presence, however, Belden struggled to fully meet its goal of being a world-class …

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The American Workhorse: How to Work Smarter Not Longer

Working smarter is an art form, a science, and most of the time a healthy dose of both. Some of us are simply better at working smarter and make it look easy to those not in the know. Working smarter helps to avoid overworking and under producing. When it’s done right, you reap the benefits of more time to focus …

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4 Ways to Avoid a Burnout at Work

I’d like to be transparent for a moment. I really think the age-old adage, “You’ll never a work a day in your life if you love what you do”, is subjective. Every job has its ups and downs, no matter how passionate you are about what you’re doing. There’s always going to be periods where you’re clocking in long hours, …

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Customer Insight Series: A Lesson on the Benefits of Telework

At PGi, we love insights—especially those from our customers. We love learning more about what their daily lives as knowledge workers are like, how they use collaboration technology and more. Understanding our customers not only gives us a peek into how we can create new features or completely new products to address common pain points, but it also gives us …

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25 Productivity Hacks from Top Sales Professionals

Productivity is a major goal for everyone these days. For some, it is the key to promotion, for others it means more free time down the road. In either case, employees at businesses of all sizes and types struggle to work more efficiently and meet the goals aligned with their organization’s strategic objectives. From getting distracted to not even knowing …

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Got Video?: Using Video to Speed up Sales

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Sales professionals are always looking for ways to connect and engage with prospects and turn them into true opportunities. They’re also looking for ways to warm up leads that have long been left untouched. But with so much competition in the marketplace, sales teams need to make sure they stand out and make a lasting impression. The solution to the …

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The Problem with Docs, Drops and Camps

If you work in marketing, you know all about the pain points associated with the “Docs, Drops and Camps” approach to getting work done.  Pains like limited file storage, awkward sharing with internal teams and external vendors, and having to use a variety of tools which are not integrated. Each of these tools has limitations in key areas. What you need is …

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Vendor Soup and Productivity Drains

If your marketing department is like ours, the number of players on your roster keeps growing. Simply managing the quantity of meetings these relationships require is overwhelming. Now add the internal folks competing for your attention along with deadlines, answering emails, keeping track of documents and the constant stream of requests from executives. Read the article “Vendor Soup and Other Productivity …

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9 Essential Tech Tools Every Business Traveler Needs

We’ve all been there. You’re on the road, traveling for business and your smartphone battery dies. Nowhere to plug in, and you’re stuck in a meeting until 5. In addition to the prescribed laptop and smartphone is a battery charging pack—and these eight other tech tools every business traveler needs. External battery pack. Major airports have gotten much better at …

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5 New Apps to Boost Your Productivity

We all have our tricks to get more done during the workday. We turn our IM to “do not disturb,” work from home, shut off our smartphones and doodle to-do lists on napkins. Fortunately for workers everywhere, there are a bunch of new(ish) apps available to help get more done in less time. Here are five new apps to boost …

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