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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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Preparing for Impact: Tips to Manage Workflow in the Face of a Natural Disaster

Over the past 25 years, as a global organization, PGi, like many other companies, has had its fair share of managing and working through natural disasters, challenges and threats. Our teams have navigated winds, rain, sleet and snow in different regional offices around the world, and have had to adapt and think quickly to keep our business running smoothly while …

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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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Top 10 Coolest Coworking Spaces in the US

With flexible working hours, mobile productivity and virtual meetings becoming the new normal for professionals across the globe, start-ups and freelancers are looking to alternatives to traditional office environments to stay connected and get inspired. Coworking spaces, shared workspaces that members can join for a fee that provide power, Wi-Fi and other office amenities, are an increasingly popular choice for …

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Flex Work Schedules Could Help Attract Top Talent

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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading our blog, you know that we are huge advocates for finding the perfect balance between professional and personal life. And while that’s an ideal goal, a recent EY survey revealed that one-third of employees report that managing a work-life balance has become harder than ever before. The same survey also showed that …

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9 Productivity Tips to Put More Fun Back into Your Week

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With Fall rapidly approaching, you might be feeling pressured to make the most of what’s left of your Summer. But fear not, because PGi has more crucial productivity tips to help you make the most of your remaining summer days. Increased productivity during the work week means more fun-filled hours outside the office to spend doing what you love. So integrate these productivity …

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4 Ways to Achieve Gold in the Telecommuting Games

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As the world’s most talented athletes gather in Rio this summer to fight for the gold, you are stuck at home, watching from afar. While you may not have the speed of Usain Bolt, the grace of Gabby Douglas or the serve of Novak Djokovic, fear no more because with these tips on dos and don’ts, you are guaranteed to …

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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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“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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2016 Global Telework Survey

By now, we are all familiar with the idea of telecommuting, and rightly so. In a 2015 Gallup poll, it was found that telecommuting has seen a 37 percent rise in popularity in the last decade. But let’s stop and think for a second. If remote work is so popular, why are commute times still outrageous? Why are some companies …

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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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Creating a Collaborative Work Space that Works

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With 3.7 million U.S. workers regularly telecommuting, there’s no denying that out-of-the-office work spaces are becoming increasingly necessary. For the remote worker with a lackluster home office or the telecommuter with the distinct urge to get away from the neighborhood Starbucks, co-working spaces can be a welcome collaborative work space solution. Co-working spaces promise a harmonious environment with ample opportunity …

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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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12 Earth Day Quotes to Celebrate Mother Nature

Holiday celebrations in the workplace are a great way to break up the monotony of the work week. Earth Day allows us to celebrate the beauty of our planet while actively working to preserve that beauty for future generations. So utilize Earth Day as an opportunity to do some good. Make today a print-free work day. Have a waste-free lunch. …

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