Telecommuting

Making the Case for Flexible Work

Generally, the traditional work week runs from Monday to Friday, from about 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This traditional schedule doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. Because of your personal responsibilities you may  be able to perform better with a flexible work schedule. Unlike the traditional schedule, flexible work allows a variety of different work patters. Here are just a few …

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10 Tips for More Engaging Online Meetings

Keeping your participants attentive and engaged is a challenging part of any meeting, but with online meetings it can be even tougher. You don’t know if your guests are paying attention or multitasking on their smartphone. With that in mind, here are 10 tips to try to make your next online meeting more engaging for you and your attendees: [slideshare …

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My Telecommuting Personality: The Multitasker

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A recent PGi survey revealed that 80 percent of us work for companies that allow flexible work arrangements. Is your personality a perfect fit for a telecommuting career? We recently released a free eBook titled, “7 Telecommuting Personalities”, which describes seven personalities of individuals who telecommute. As a telecommuter, it’s important to realize your strengths and weaknesses so you can …

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My Telecommuting Personality: The Distracted Worker

In our recent eBook “7 Telecommuting Personalities”, we outlined 7 distinct personalities of workers who engage in remote work, telework or flex work, including common personality traits, needs, technological requirements for online meetings and more. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses are a vital part of any workplace endeavor, but telecommuting presents a unique series of challenges to maintaining efficiency and …

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Is Telecommuting Policy a Sign of Corporate Success?

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Telecommuting is a hot-button issue for modern businesses. Some believe it to be a killer of productivity and company culture and have outright banned it. Others embrace fully flexible work styles, designing entire workspaces around employees that come and go at will. Many businesses, however, find themselves in the middle. They’ve begun embracing some of the benefits telecommuting can provide, …

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10 Stats on Workation Nation & The Virtual Workforce

As the school year draws to a close and warmer temperatures approach, everyone’s thoughts turn to ditching the office for sun, sand and shore. However, it can be practically impossible to fully unplug these days; it’s so easy and tempting to stay connected to the office with our smartphones always nearby. Some people are even turning to workations to fit …

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How to be Present as a Virtual Manager

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I spent a large portion of my career as an individual contributor. But today I live and breathe collaboration, and the time I spend working with and managing my team of communicators here at PGi makes for some of the most rewarding moments in my day. Except here’s the rub: the other parts of my job involve a great deal …

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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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3 Tips to Organize Your Virtual Office Space

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In a work world increasingly dominated by mobile devices, virtual meetings and telecommuting, our “offices” are becoming more and more virtual. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, at your favorite coffee shop, in the car or at your desk, you’re in your “office” and ready to work. However, like any office, even a virtual office can quickly become overrun …

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7 Telecommuting Personalities – Which One are You? Free eBook and Quiz

A recent PGi telecommuting survey revealed that 80% of us work for companies with telecommuting programs. But is your personality built for telecommuting success? Take this quick poll to find out which personalities are in your team – and which personality you are. Now that you know what personality you are – and which telecommuting personalities are in your team …

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Go Green and Telecommute

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Today marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. Since 1970, this day has been dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and responsibility. Today, more than a billion people in 180 nations are celebrating Earth Day. How are you celebrating? Did you telecommute? Although telecommuting may not be the first thing that comes to mind, it can play a key role in …

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15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a …

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What Are Some Ideas for Running Productive Online Meetings?

With a forecasted 1.3 billion mobile workers worldwide by 2015, online meetings are simply becoming a way of life for businesses of all sizes across the globe. Telework, remote work and flexible working arrangements are slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception, which means that more of us are having meetings online in at least some capacity. There are …

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Are You Productive When Working Remotely?

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According to PGi’s latest survey and infographic, 80% of businesses are now offering employees the option to telecommute. With remote work continuing to grow as a workplace trend, there’s one very important question we need to ask ourselves: are we actually productive while working remotely? While most people dream of being able to work from home, it’s not for everyone; …

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Tips for a Better Work-Health Balance

We’re a little over four months into the New Year. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Are you still hanging in there or have you completely given up and gone back to your old ways? Earlier this year, we released the New Year’s Resolution Guide to Healthier Work. It can be difficult to get much of anything …

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How Mobile & Social Are Driving The Virtual Workplace

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Businesses across the globe are increasingly moving towards a more virtual workplace. With the number of worldwide mobile workers forecast to reach 1.3 billion by 2015, businesses have to adapt their technology offerings to meet the needs of the new virtual worker. Two technology trends have impacted the creation of the virtual workplace more than any other: social technologies, such …

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[Infographic] Telecommuting: How Modern Knowledge Workers Thrive

How do knowledge workers fit into the organizational ecosystem? As their numbers increase in businesses all across the world, so do telecommuting and flexible work, according to a recent PGi infographic. null Over the past 20 years, telecommuting has been on the rise, as knowledge workers—engineers, writers, consultants, developers and others—grow in numbers throughout the global workforce. Unlike hands-on employees, …

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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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Top 5 Slideshare Presentations for Telework Week 2014 | Telecommuting and Flexible Work

It’s the second day of Telework Week 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited about all the goodness coming from businesses and employees everywhere. If you’re a telecommuter wanting to be more productive, a manager of a remote team or just dipping your toe into the telework waters, here are 5 Slideshare presentations that will help you learn more about …

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Telework Week Survey Reveals that Telecommuting is Here to Stay

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Telecommuting is an important force within today’s shift in business and personal life. As businesses and workers celebrate Telework Week 2014, employers and employees will make commitments to increase telecommuting and productivity, while decreasing commute times and stress. And the results are exciting indicators of how work is evolving from four walls to anywhere freedom, despite several highly publicized bans …

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