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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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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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Snowpocalypse 2.0: Atlanta Workers Get Smarter, Work Smarter the Second Time Around

Atlanta learned from the first round of “Snowpocalypse,” the weather phenomenon that baffled the southeastern US in January and struck again this week. Instead of fleeing from offices, businesses and workers opted to stay home, using technology like Wifi, mobile devices, VPNs and virtual meetings to keep business going.Like so many of you, our Atlanta workers had to find new …

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3 Reasons why Companies Allow Remote Work

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The latest advances in technology have made it possible for employees to work from home, hotel rooms and even airports. By using smartphones, tablets and online meeting tools, people can work from just about anywhere. But, you may wonder why companies would allow their employees to work from places other than the office? Here are three ways a company can …

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Telecommuting Trends

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Telecommuting is increasingly growing more popular among the workforce. Employees are routinely working from home offices, client sites or other remote locations. Even though separated from supervisors and other colleagues, these telecommuters understand that they still need to remain connected with their peers so they can collaborate with one another and their clients. Popular social media sites, such as Facebook …

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3 Benefits of Telecommuting

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It’s 6 a.m. and your alarm wakes you up. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally stumble out of bed. With one eye open, you brush your teeth, throw some water on your face and make your way to the kitchen to get that very important cup of coffee. After you’ve actually opened both of your eyes, …

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Personalize Your Virtual Meeting Space

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Work as we know it is beginning to change. Traditional office workers are beginning to trade in their cubes for home offices. Teleworking is on the rise and many people are enjoying their new flexible work schedules. They’re able to complete their work from more convenient places, save money and spend more time with their families—a perfect solution to a …

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Conquer Your Resolutions and Find Your Work-Health Balance in our Latest eBook

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to our New Year’s Resolutions: how are we going to choose to better ourselves in the new year? In PGi’s latest free eBook, we tackle one of the most common resolution areas, health and fitness, and explore the unique opportunities that teleworkers and flexible workers have to engage in healthy …

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On the Eleventh Day of Telework my Workation Gave to Me the Freedom to Work and Still Party

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With the holidays upon us and the last few work days winding down, our thoughts turn to some well-earned quality vacation time with family and friends. However, modern technology has caused our vacations to look very different. Earlier this year, we conducted a survey of our customers, soliciting over 500 responses about work habits while on vacation and found that …

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On the Tenth Day of Telework my Amex Gave to Me an Online Shopping Spree

Admit it. You know you do it. In fact, by last count, about 86% of us probably do. Online shopping—at work. And now, online shopping at telework. A recent RetailMeNot survey revealed our online shopping tendencies during the holiday rush, taken to a peak during the infamous Cyber Monday: 86% of working consumers admitted to shopping online while at work …

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On the Ninth Day of Telework Scrooge Gave to Me, a Very Cranky Colleague – Bah, Humbug!

Over the past few days, we’ve regaled you with telework stories that hopefully made you laugh. Today, we’ll help you overcome the story that makes you want to cry: the Office Scrooge. For those of you who don’t know who Scrooge is (gasp!), let me enlighten you: “A Christmas Carol” is Charles Dickens’ Victorian novella about a cranky, bitter old …

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