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Making Your Remote Workers Your Most Engaged Workers

Let’s look at that title for a second. Could remote employees be your most-engaged workers? Aren’t they just scattered across the globe doing who knows what? Well, we beg to differ. Remote employees can be your most engaged and productive workers when you’ve got the right collection of tech in the toolbox. A recent study found that 77 percent of …

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Why Remote Work is Perfect for Introverts

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In recent years, remote work has grown in popularity, becoming an option for more people than ever before. While remote work options might not yet be the norm in the workplace, more and more companies are realizing that allowing their employees to telecommute on occasion is a great way to foster good will in employees. The rise of remote work …

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Why Remote Work Policies Fail for Some Employers

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Here at PGi, we are big proponents of working smarter. For many in this age of digital transformation, working smarter means having a more nuanced approach to what constitutes “working”. Whereas work used to be exclusively tied to a fixed location, the increasingly accepting work climate where remote work and flexible hours are becoming the norm has made work something …

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Death of the Home Office

The last time you worked from home, where did you set up shop? Your couch, bed, kitchen table or outside on your porch? A decade ago, a telecommuter wouldn’t have the leisure of posting up for the day on their couch. A telecommuter back then would need a full home office setup to be successful — a dedicated desk with a desktop computer, …

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Should You Work From Home Today? PGi’s Work from Home Flowchart Will Help You Decide (Hint: You Should) — Infographic

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If you’re like me, you may have the ability to work from home, but you don’t utilize that ability as often as you’d like. I am currently working from home and, as I write this, I am overcome with paranoia. Do my co-workers think I’m being a slacker by working from home today? Is my boss secretly mad that I …

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Are Americans Shaming Their Co-Workers Who Work From Home?

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Remote work, telecommuting and telework are all terms that everyone has become familiar with over the last decade. With the proliferation of IT consumerization and Bring Your Own Tech (BYOT), it has become easier than ever for everyone to stay connected and in tune with work during all hours of the day (and night). In fact, PGi’s 2016 Global Telework …

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Dos and Don’ts of Managing a Remote Team

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Working remotely has become an increasingly popular option for employees from all different industries, but the rise of telecommuters and field workers poses unique challenges for in-office management. An engaged and productive field team can be the factor that differentiates a business from its competitors, but only if that team is engaged and productive while on the job. No matter …

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4 Recruiting Tips from Top Remote Companies

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No doubt about it: the success of a company ultimately comes down to its workforce. After all, when you have a united, happy, productive team whose members feel valued and respected and whose talents are utilized, the company has the potential to reach new heights each and every day. But when your company is a remote one, you have to …

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“Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin”: A Telecommuting Checklist for Remote Workers and Their Managers

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As the popularity of remote work continues to trend upwards, the particular trials and tribulations of the telecommuter become more defined. But the spotlight is often placed on the plight of the remote worker, which fails to examine the other side of the telecommuting equation. PGi’s Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin: Remote Work Tips for Teleworkers and Their Managers is …

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7 Home Office Essentials You Can’t Live Without

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When it comes to working from home, your environment can have a marked effect on your ability to be productive. The good news is that you don’t have to be a feng shui master to create a home office that you love. With just a few simple tweaks and some strategic home office shopping, you can create a home office …

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7 Myths of Remote Work, Debunked

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As telecommuting grows in popularity and prevalence, the misconceptions and myths associated with telecommuting grow as well. If you’ve never worked remotely, you might not be able to discern fact from fiction when it comes to the realities of telecommuting. Let’s debunk the seven biggest myths of remote work once and for all so you can know the truth about telecommuting. …

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How to Build Trust on Virtual Teams

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Remember the trust falls you used to do as a team-building exercise at summer camp? Now imagine the people catching you in a trust fall are people you’ve never met in real life. You probably wouldn’t feel too safe stepping off that ledge. When it comes to virtual relationships, establishing trust can be incredibly difficult, but for remote workers, building …

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Providing a Collaborative Edge for Remote and In-Person Teams

Flexible and remote work are both on the rise, and as a result it’s easy to see why there’s so much business demand for collaboration solutions, such as web and video conferencing and online team workspaces. The new virtual team needs intuitive, integrated and centralized ways to communicate quickly, share documents and manage their various projects. However, collaboration software isn’t …

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3 Tips for Convincing Your Company’s Leadership to Embrace Flexible Work Options

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For weeks (or maybe even months), you’ve been regaling your boss with the many benefits of remote work. But as much as you’ve been trying to get him to adopt a more flexible work mindset, he’s still stuck in traditional office operating mode. If you’re itching to work from home, these three tips for convincing your company’s leadership to embrace flexible work …

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New Flexible Work Policy? How to Get Your Team on Board

Even though your company plans on sticking with its brick-and-mortar roots, it wants to adopt a more modern way of conducting business. One of the ways it plans to achieve that is by adopting a flexible work policy in which staffers will have the ability to customize their workday based on the needs of the company, as well as their …

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Customer Insight Series: A Lesson on the Benefits of Telework

At PGi, we love insights—especially those from our customers. We love learning more about what their daily lives as knowledge workers are like, how they use collaboration technology and more. Understanding our customers not only gives us a peek into how we can create new features or completely new products to address common pain points, but it also gives us …

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The Life of a Digital Nomad: 4 Tips for a Better Life

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If your job requires a lot of travel time, then you know the challenges you face when it comes to working remote. Where it’s staying connected, trying to access files, or sometimes, just finding a decent Wi-Fi signal, there are a lot of bumps in the road when you’re always working on the road. But being a “digital nomad” has …

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Pros and Cons of the New Era of Telework

Recently, PGi conducted a survey of knowledge workers around the world on the subject of telecommuting. Out of over 3,000 workers surveyed, an overwhelming majority (79%) have the opportunity to work remotely at least one day a week. Our survey also shed light on both the perceived benefits and negatives of telecommuting around the globe. While anecdotal evidence, the numbers …

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Challenges of Working Remote and How to Beat Them

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Being a remote worker has its advantages. No commuting, more time to get errands done, better productivity and more. But there are some challenges that a full or part-time remote worker has to accept when they come on board into their position. Check out a few of the challenges of working remote and how they can be beat: Daily Distractions …

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Remote Workers Will Succeed

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Ask any employer and he will tell you that the key to a successful company is a happy, unified, and productive workforce. After all, when employees are unhappy and disengaged from their jobs, the company on the whole can suffer. That’s why it’s crucial to look for the signs that will let you know your virtual team will be a …

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