Teams

The Modern Retreat: Meet Your Virtual Team on Workation

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The dreaded workation crams work into employees’ personal time off, but there’s another version of the workation that can be energizing and productive for the entire business: the company-planned workation. The traditional company workation (a.k.a. the corporate retreat) brings to mind team-building activities in the woods and executives talking strategy on the golf course, but the latest work trends in …

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Combat Summer Slow-Down with 5 Team Building Ideas

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Companies across the United States are implementing seasonal flex days and short weeks to remedy the so-called summer slow-down. Between the kids being out of school and your colleagues showing off photos of their fabulous vacations, it’s easy to see why summer is known for lower office productivity. If “Summer Fridays” are not on this summer’s agenda there are many …

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5 Awesome Virtual Team Building Activities

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To create a successful and efficient virtual team, everyone must work together as a whole in spite of distance. Each person on the team or in the business will have their differences, but those that look past each other’s differences and focus on the accomplishments of the entire group will thrive. Using quality virtual meeting software enables each employee or team …

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5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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Evolve or Die Part 2: Teamwork and Collaboration Across Departments

In a previous post, I explained how today’s prospects are more educated and savvy than ever before. Which means sales professionals have to be better prepared to have more meaningful conversations that will help lead to a sale. Today, I’d like to share how teamwork and collaboration can also help sales reps survive and thrive in the changing landscape. Evolve …

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5 Fun Ways to Keep Remote Teams Connected and Happy

It is not uncommon for companies to have offices in multiple locations around the country or even the world. This sometimes results in geographically dispersed teams. Although working in separate locations may cut down on impromptu face-to-face time, technology allows us to stay connected in other ways. Here are five fun ways to keep your remote teams connected and happy: …

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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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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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