Tag Archives: collaboration

Fun Presentation Ideas for Festive Holiday Meetings

For those of us working through the last weeks of 2012, it’s tough not to gaze jealously at the empty cubicles or Out of Office messages of vacationing colleagues. Instead of bah-humbugging through your next presentation, here are 10 presentation ideas to add a little cheer to your holiday meetings. 1.       Decorate the conference room with holly and evergreens. Start …

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Are Cloud Collar Workers the Future of Work?

Information workers are taking over business everywhere. With over 600 million people who specialize in knowledge, not production, the brain trust is spreading from traditional CIOs down to Millennials just entering the workplace. All thanks to cloud technology, from mobile apps to virtualized data centers. With the rise of the new Cloud Collar Worker, are we seeing a preview into …

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3 Steps for Creating a Sustainable HR Function: Green Recruitment Trends

It feels good to be green — especially in Human Resources. With the desire to be environmentally conscious and maximize HR effectiveness, green recruitment trends are quickly becoming top-of-mind action items for businesses across the globe. Over the past 10 years, environmental sustainability trends have cropped up throughout the enterprise, and HR departments are leading the charge. And for good …

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7 Ways to Rescue a Bad Meeting

Presentation Ideas, Meeting Management Tips from PGi, the Meetings Expert

We all have a love-hate relationship with meetings. Most of our meetings are so bad that “Ugh Meetings” is one of the most popular meeting trends on Twitter. Whether it’s that guy that never stops talking or just an inundation of invites on your Outlook calendar, meetings take up a huge portion of the 40-hour work week — an inconvenient, …

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The 4 Principles of Collaboration & Teamwork

The past two-plus years here at PGi have afforded me the opportunity to work on a variety of teams. Small, close-knit teams that shared cube walls; Teams stretched out across the world in multiple cities and time zones; Teams with folks I have never met in person, and teams made up of old friends. The unique experience with each group …

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CEO’s 7 Step Guide to Intrapreneurship and Creative Brainstorming

When I think intrapreneurship, I think Google. Google employees have invented the impossible, helped in part by the Google 20 percent time rule to foster innovation while working on their own projects. In corporate America? The land of the 60-hour work week? As we look at the innovations from status quo disruptors like Google, Facebook and Lockheed’s Skunk Works, more …

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Virtual Teaming Breaks the Office Mold

There are many ways that workplaces are going green, and one of the biggest is telecommuting. From 1980 – 2009, the percentage of employees working from home has grown 86%. Along with this remote work rise, more and more virtual teams are being born. When I first heard of virtual teams, I wondered how anyone could manage employees effectively when …

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Are your workplace tools driving the business results you need?

Last month I attended the Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit where Tom Austin presented on People-Centered Strategies (PCS).  In his presentation, Austin defined PCS as an organizational strategy that empowers people to take on demanding, non-routine tasks, enhances employees‚ abilities to make valuable contributions that has an impact on the business, and increases the workforces ability to do what …

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‘Human cloud’ of workers already taking shape

Two-thirds of workers expect their offices to go fully virtual within the next few years, a survey found. Virtualization makes cloud computing possible, productive and profitable. Many businesses large and small think it can do the same thing for work by creating a human cloud based on virtual collaboration, according to a new survey. For some workers, that day is already …

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Digital Nomad Tip #28: Don’t Let a Few Miles Keep Your Team From a Big Opportunity

G’day mate and greetings from down under in beautiful Sydney, Australia! After taking a week off in the Hobbit capital of the world, South Island, New Zealand, we made our way to Sydney and have been enjoying some of the best weather the city has to offer. In the short time we’ve been here, my colleagues have taken me to …

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Technology Got You Down? Let Simple Conferencing Pick You Up

When it comes to new technology, I am one of the last to adopt the latest advances. I still love handwritten notes, birthday cards sent through postal mail and books printed on paper.  Each of these things helps me feel more connected to the person or story with which I’m interacting. The electronic versions of these activities simply don’t have the …

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Video: PGi SVP Talks Cloud, SaaS and iMeet Video Conferencing at CeBIT

PGi SVP Collaboration Technology Services Peter Stewart reports live at CeBIT in Hamburg, Germany, about the most popular topics at¬†the world’s largest technology tradeshow, including cloud computing, software as a service, the future of online meetings in the German market and the¬†recently announced strategic alliance that establishes Deutsche Telekom as the exclusive German¬†reseller of PGi’s innovative video conferencing solution, iMeet. …

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Why This “Old Lady” Loves PGi’s Conferencing Products

As the mother of a tween boy, I feel like I’m always battling the technology monster. I have an affinity for eye contact from kids, and over the past couple of years, I’ve watched my son’s friends communicate less with their eyes as they became more social through technology. I know they are not looking at my house slippers because …

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Collaborating Gives Rise to Pioneers like John Glenn – Celebrating a Historic Flight

On the morning of February 20th, 1962, millions of Americans collectively sat on the edge of their seats in anticipation of one man’s exploration into the great unknown. Within a tiny cramped space capsule that was as aesthetically pleasing as a garbage can, astronaut John Glenn embarked on a journey to renew America’s national morale and hope during a time …

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How to Recover and Regroup After a Soul-Sucking Meeting

You probably know what it’s like to have a meeting that makes you feel worse after it’s over, as though you’ve accomplished less for attending than if there had been no meeting at all. You aren’t clear on your next steps, attendees are frustrated, communications were cloudy, tense, or worse, or maybe even some of the primary stakeholders weren’t even …

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The future of our networked society

This week, I found myself inspired by the video “On the Brink” and as soon as I watched it, I wanted to share it with my #Shift readers. It explores the rapid change we are all in the midst of and a part of, and how technology now enables humans to more fully actualize what we truly are. This new, …

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Integration to Expand Your Collaboration: iMeet and Evernote

iMeet Evernote

Everything around us is becoming increasingly integrated every day in a variety of forms and fashions, with technology often at the forefront. Integration spawns from constructive collaboration, it takes cooperation and the pay-off tends to simplify life. Occasionally, we see great standalone products, but find ourselves wishing they could work in conjunction with each other and synergistically create something exceptional. …

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iMeet brings mobility to video conferencing

The future is today. Teleworkers, virtual workers, road warriors, mobile freelancers, and entrepreneurs are all uniting in their singular need for flexible anytime/anywhere access to communication and connectivity. iMeet provides what the future requires — whenever and wherever you need it. PGi recently launched the iMeet Mobility Suite, a full range of tools that allow simple, social video meetings you …

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#ShiftNYC Continues with Broadcast and New Media

PGi Shift event

The second day of the #ShiftNYC event brought with it a generous and intelligent panel including participants from SocialTV, OMD, Social People, Edelman Digital and others speaking on the evolution of media and the new demands of audience engagement. This session discussed social media metrics and how measurement can take our attention away from the bigger picture of relationships. Our …

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The Coworking Revolution

Mobile technology has fundamentally shifted the way people think about work and where they get their work done. Smartphones and virtual meeting products have enabled professionals in every realm of business to be productive, make an impact and still stay connected in ways never experienced before. Our views of the traditional workplace are fading away and being replaced with a …

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