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Clean Up Your Inbox

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Similar to any other spring cleaning chore, cleaning your inbox can be a real hassle. Although it may be an overwhelming task, it’s something that needs to be done. Overtime, we tend to accumulate so many emails that it can be difficult to find important information. It may even cause us to forget important deadlines and other essential tasks. Here …

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Clean Your Office and Boost Productivity

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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? While most of us break out the dust rags and mops to clean our homes, sometimes we forget about cleaning the place where we spend most of our time—our work desks.  It doesn’t matter if you work from home or an office building, it’s important to have a clean, organized space. A cluttered …

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10 Productivity Hacks for Spring Cleaning Your Work-Life

It’s spring cleaning season for your work-life! Tidy up that desk, clean out your inbox, organize your to-do list and use this slideshow with PGi’s top 10 productivity hacks. Your work-life balance will be aligned with just a few tweaks, boosting your productivity at work and your happiness at home (even if you work at home!). [slideshare id=33271674&doc=10productivityhacksforspring-140408082749-phpapp02] 10 Productivity …

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A Smarter App for Smarter Workers: Introducing Agenday

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Our goal at PGi is simple: create collaboration experiences that are as intuitive as possible, empowering effortless productivity in the office, on-the-go or wherever your work finds you. Our commitment to innovative customer experiences led to the creation of the PGi Innovation Lab, a group within the company dedicated to pursuing unique software development opportunities. Today, I’m proud to announce …

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How Telework Promotes Creativity

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It seems that every day on the Internet there’s a new article about how to get your creative juices flowing. Usually geared at writers or other purely creative professionals, these lists run the gamut, from tips about sleep schedules to different work style methodologies and everything in between. However, they’re almost always aimed at a freelancer mentality; professionals who already …

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Looking to increase employee productivity? It’s all about the smartphone

In today’s business environment many companies have become accustomed to the notion of having to do more with less.  Business leaders are constantly looking for ways to increase employee efficiency as well as productivity.  Providing employees with smartphones can be a cost effective way to accomplish this tough task. If  your company has been debating whether or not to provide …

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5 Steps to Overcome the Back-to-Work Vacation Hangover

If you’re getting back to work from a long, glorious vacation, you might be sitting in front of your laptop like me: staring woefully at an overwhelming pile of emails and looming deadlines. Where do you even begin to start? And how do you overcome the intense urge to just make a run for it?! Have heart, oh workers of …

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Nerd Alert: Productivity Apps I Can’t Live Without

I rely on apps for pretty much everything these days. They tell me when my bills are due, they bring me breaking news, they keep me up to date on sports scores and they keep me productive and efficient in both my personal and professional lives. The wealth of information available to us through the internet is staggering, and apps …

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Five Apps That Help Improve Productivity While Working From Home

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Studies show that working from home can keep remote workers happier, healthier and more efficient. Telecommuting programs help reduce stress and absenteeism, according to the second annual telecommuting survey issued by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. Fifty-three percent of business decision makers,  surveyed by Staples Advantage  also said telecommuting increases employee productivity. Want to make sure you …

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5 places to work when you don’t want to work from home

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So, you’ve convinced your boss that you can be as productive, working from home. And that’s true – for the most part. But there are times, when the temptation of the TV set, the call of the cookie jar, the chiding of the house chores, becomes too much for even the most disciplined of homeworkers. That’s when I pack up …

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Why your business meetings need more structure

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Adding more structure to meetings is a way to make them more productive, new research shows. Employees improve their performance when their business meetings are conducted in a structured environment where everyone reflects on his or her role and how it relates to the overall performance of the team, the study indicates. The researchers believe communication is essential in this …

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5 telecommuting challenges and how I solved them

Although I now work from home full-time, over the years I’ve telecommuted off and on. I like to reminisce about the good ol’ days, back in the 1990s, when I first started to work from home. Telecommuting was a lot different back then, but I thought of myself as a bit of a pioneer. Okay, I know calling myself a …

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Would less productivity be better for America?

A less “efficient” economy makes room for real gains in quality of life and health, including green jobs, artists and ‘helping’ professions. Over the last couple hundred years, the amount of work that each person is able to do has increased significantly every decade. Currently one farmer can feed thousands of people thanks to chemicals, mechanization and technology. As a …

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How to stay motivated while working from home

Working from home can be a blessing and a curse. The temptation to work on the couch in your pajamas is strong, and the procrastination possibilities seem endless.  In addition, there’s the potential to work all day, every day, never separating time on the job from time with the family. David Katz began telecommuting for Climatronics in 1990 to work …

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