Tag Archives: collaboration

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

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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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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?

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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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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

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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?

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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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5 Emerging Business Collaboration Trends for 2015

BYOD BYOA Bring Your Own Collaboration Trends for 2015

Curious about the most recent trends in business collaboration? To provide a better understanding of trending business priorities, technologies, departments and human interactions, five thought leaders share their insights in a recent Collaboration Trend Report by PGi. [slideshare id=43316191&doc=collaborationtrendreport-150108062605-conversion-gate01] Thought leaders from Edelman, PGi, AirWatch® by VMWare®, Central Desktop and Frost & Sullivan share their top five emerging business collaboration …

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Best of the Best: The Future of Business Collaboration’s Top 10 of 2014

Future of Business Collaboration Top 10 of 2014

Can you believe it’s the last day of the year? By my count, in 2014 we’ve brought you over 250 articles, lists, videos, reports, insights, silly gif posts and slide decks, all with the goal of bringing the future of business collaboration to life. With the year drawing to a close, I thought we’d take a look back at some …

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Are You Making These Productivity Mistakes? Central Desktop Thinks So

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We all have our own tricks and tips for empowering our productivity. Maybe you’re a “worthless without my morning coffee” person, or you’re militant about keeping your workspace organized. As much as I hate to break it to you, it turns out that some of the “common sense” productivity tips may not work at all, or in some cases actually …

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12 Days of Telework | Work-life Balance Tips for the Holidays

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the balance you desperately need. We hope that you can take the advice for our series, “The 12 Days of Telework,” …

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#DoWork in 2015: Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep!

Have you thought about your personal New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe focus on a healthier life style? Learn a second language? Save some cash for a rainy day? Forty-five percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, but most of us forget about the “work” part of our work-life: our careers. In PGi’s 2015 Workplace Resolutions Survey, over 1,200 knowledge …

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10 Songs Scientifically Proven to Amp Up Your Work Productivity (and 2 Just for Fun)

top 10 songs to amp work productivity

Do you have favorite album that you swear amps up your work productivity? A Spotify playlist that you listen to when you need a burst of creativity? Or an old CD you pop in when you need a little pick-me-up at work? Good news, friends: Science is here for your musical needs. Various studies over the past decade have scientifically …

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Quick Poll: What Are Your Presentation Nightmares?

Ripped slacks. Heckling from the audience. Total brain freeze. Wrong answers in a Q&A. Crickets in the audience. For business professionals everywhere, giving presentations can be the thing of nightmares. In honor of Halloween, the scariest time of year, we want to know your most horrifying presentation nightmares. Take this quick poll … And you could be the lucky winner …

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Video: What Good are Great Ideas, if No One Ever Hears about Them?

Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition? “The heart and …

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How Collaboration Will Save Company Culture

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I wear a lot of hats at PGi, but one of the closest to my heart is managing a team of corporate communicators. Part of that job entails creating and nurturing the internal culture at PGi, bringing all of our 2,100+ associates together under the same vision, mission and core values. For any organization, creating a healthy, vibrant culture is …

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[Infographic] Is Virtual Reality Technology the Future of Work?

Is the future of work virtual reality technology for the virtual workplace - the VR workplace?

Typically associated with computer gaming or a Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie, virtual reality (VR) might be in your workplace sooner than you’d think. This infographic from PGi, a global leader in and services, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents, particularly in the way work gets done. VR might just be the future …

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PGi & Innovative iMeet Web Conferencing App Bring Home Gold & Silver Stevie Awards

We are honored to announce that PGi was awarded two Stevie® Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards℠—gold for “Company of the Year” and silver for our innovative iMeet® app for Android™. “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our …

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10 Secrets to Building a Happy Workforce

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Does your company have a happy workforce? 70% of employees are actively disengaged at work. 1/3 of employees say their managers don’t listen. Are you listening? “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi How would your employees answer? My company makes …

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PGi Shares Collaboration Implementation Expertise at Gartner Catalyst

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Some of IT’s biggest challenges now include mobility, cloud and big data, all of which were addressed with breakthrough solutions at the Gartner Catalyst Conference in San Diego. During “Architecting the Digital Business: Scaling and Securing Cloud, Mobility and Data,” Gartner’s analyst community explained how IT can keep up with big data and secure businesses amidst mobility and cloud computing. PGi …

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