Tag Archives: collaboration

Join PGi at Gartner Catalyst 2015!

Today Gartner Catalyst kicks off in San Diego, bringing with it a 4-day event featuring industry leaders and analysts ready for in-depth discussions and panels about tech trends and IT strategy and development for modern business. Attendees will dive into the development, strategy and execution of leveraging mobile, cloud and big data to gain a competitive advantage. At the Catalyst …

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: Best Practices for Dispersed Teams

tips for dispersed teams

During our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, my cohost Jason Hekl, Vice President and Group Director at SiriusDecisions, explained how to build alignment with shared definitions and processes. As he said, though, none of this works without very tight communication. For sales and marketing teams that are dispersed, establishing and …

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The 5 Dysfunctions of Team Collaboration

There is no question that working within a group has its difficulties, and in many cases people might opt to accomplish tasks on their own in order to avoid any inconvenience. However, collaboration is essential for creative success, and being a part of a team is fundamentally inescapable as life is all about learning to work within various groups. Whether you’re …

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How to Get More Out of Your Workday

Recently, I have come to the conclusion that there are very few things worse than fighting a losing battle against your own eyelids. This can be especially frustrating while trying to get things done at the office. Getting a good night’ s rest is a solid start, but here are five additional healthy habits that will help propel you forward into a more …

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Every Organization’s Common Ground

Every organization's common ground.

We all get consumed by thoughts of our competition: What is X Company doing better than us? Is X Company too big for us to compete with? What does X Company know that we don’t? Don’t get me wrong, competitive intelligence is a key business competency. However, I’m here with some good news for you: every organization has a common …

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4 Tips For Becoming a Better Leader in Your Workplace

When you read this – LEADER What is the first thing that pops into your head? Wait, let me guess. You’re picturing someone in front of a crowd. They’re probably wearing a suit? Maybe you see the CEO of a public company. Obama? Taylor Swift? The Pope? An endless combination of different personal experiences and beliefs provides everyone with their …

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The Workplace Ecosystem

Remember learning about ecosystems in your third grade science class? If not, here’s a refresher: ecosystems are communities or environments made up of interacting organisms. Your workplace is a lot like an ecosystem. It’s made up of different personalities (or organisms for the sake of the metaphor) that work together to help a business succeed. Knowing your own personality type will make …

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What You Should Know About Generation Z

Generation Z

We can all think of someone—an aunt, uncle, parent, grandparent, coworker, weird kiosk guy in the mall, whomever— that tries just a little too hard to stay hip with the times… Ahhhh, Phil Dunphy: The prime example of someone who, despite his endearing personality, is unfortunately just a few steps behind. This clip from Modern Family flawlessly depicts the way …

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How do you define collaboration?

How do you define collaboration?

How exactly do you define collaboration? Go on, think about it. I’ll wait. Depending on your background, department, role, industry, etc., you’re going to have a unique take on what that word means. There may be some common denominators—“together” or “teamwork” or “technology,” as examples—but there are a lot of angles to take when it comes to collaborating with others. …

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007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs

Meeting Agents are always on the go. From sales meetings with prospects to marketing conventions in different cities, you need to be connected and collaborative at all times. Check out these seven gadgets every Agent needs to gather and share intel, stay connected and keep organized while on a mission. 007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs from PGi 1. Online …

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What Does Collaboration Mean to Enterprise IT?

There’s no doubt that collaboration tools are critical for any business. But how are IT leaders actually using collaboration tools in their organizations? Join our webcast on May 6 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT and hear real-world applications from a panel of IT executives. Click here to register. The esteemed panel includes: Randall N. Spratt, Executive Vice President, Chief …

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What Yoda Can Teach Us About Collaboration

You may recognize him as the wise little green creature from the Star Wars series, but did you know Yoda can teach us more than how to use the Force? It’s a little known fact that Yoda is not only a master of the Force, but he’s also a collaboration guru of sorts. Ready to become a Collaboration Jedi? Then …

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Can Transparency Make Us More Collaborative?

productivity and collaboration benefits of transparency

Committing to a collaborative business culture requires the abandonment of relics from yesteryear, like rigid departmental silos that keep team members in the dark about what’s happening on other teams—or sometimes even what’s happening in different areas of their own team. Traditionally, these silos also separate management from the huddled masses. In today’s forward-thinking businesses, these barriers are quickly breaking …

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Personality Quiz: Which of the Avengers Are You at Work?

Avengers Assemble—it’s a personality quiz! The Avengers have stood the test of time—and overcome insane odds year after year, villain after villain—because the epic superhero team is made up of a dynamic cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. So when it comes to your work team, which Avenger are you? Take our personality quiz to find …

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Presentation vs. Conversation: How to Decide What Type of Meeting You Need

In case you haven’t noticed, we kind of like talking about meetings. Okay, we admit it: we really like talking about meetings. Meetings are a powerful way to be productive. They can be conversations about an objective or they can be presentations where a host seeks to inform or persuade the audience. But when it comes to planning your meetings, …

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New Infographic: Studies Reveal Real Benefits of Teamwork & Business Collaboration

Companies are constantly adapting to provide the most efficient and productive work environments for their employees. In the newest infographic from PGi, “From Me to We,” studies and industry thought leaders reveal that the real benefits of teamwork and collaboration are different across industries, businesses and even generations. *Infographic* Studies Reveal the Real Benefits of Teamwork in Business from PGi …

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Productivity Tips, Meeting Hacks, Tech Toys, Oh My! Top 5 SlideShare Presentations for Work

Looking for help with business etiquette? Searching for tips to boost your productivity? Need some ideas to help your team connect and collaborate? We all want to get better at our jobs, build our network, be more productive and ultimately break through to the top. Here are our top 5 SlideShare presentations from PGi to help you climb that ladder, …

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Embracing A Little Madness in the Workplace

NCAA Basketball Tournament

The 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is a viral, annual American tradition woven into society and the workplace. Today, as the tournament begins, many sports fans will tune into the first round of games ranging from early afternoon until later this evening. And today, managers and IT teams around the country are wondering if and how they should put a …

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13 Remarkable Marketing Quotes to Inspire & Motivate

Marketing inspiration quotes from marketing leaders

We all need a little inspiration in our work lives. To help us be innovative. To push through the clutter. To focus on meaningful productivity, not just busy work. To win new customers. To delight our current customers. To outsoar the competition. And to drive new ways of thinking, learning and experiencing. To help you reach remarkable and innovative heights …

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Start Thinking Strategically About Collaboration

thinking strategically about collaboration

Modern workers have to be able to come together, sharing information and communicating across departmental and geographical boundaries, in order to get things done. The key to bridging these boundaries is collaboration—the technology, workstyles and policies that enable your workforce to come together whenever and however they choose. Collaboration is a strategic benefit to your organization that can deliver improved …

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