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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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Office Etiquette: Don’t Be a Meeting Menace!

online meeting tool etiquette

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

improve your collaboration in 2015

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

new power in business

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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Collaboration Without Boundaries

Collaboration without boundaries of time, geography or culture.

We live and work in a world of constant connections, where technology keeps us tied into what’s happening at home, the office and around the world 24/7/365. We’re never more than a smartphone notification or desktop alert away from the latest project updates, document revisions, action items and decisions, regardless of when, where or how we choose to work. These overlapping, …

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Transforming Connections into Productivity

productivity

We’re all connected, all the time. Whether it’s synchronously through real-time meetings, both in-person or online, or asynchronously through email, team workspaces or even memos left on a desk, communication is not hard to come by in the workplace. But what good are all of these connections if they don’t help us get more work done more efficiently? In our …

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Are You a Master Collaborator?

collaborator

Healthy communication is critical for collaborators, whether you’re chatting on a conference call or chiming in on a shared workspace in the cloud. Based on the various times I’ve combed through résumés, the vast majority of workers consider themselves to possess “strong communication skills.” But how often do we really stop to evaluate ourselves? As technology opens more doors to …

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