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Choosing a Mobile Meeting App for Your Remote Workforce

Whether it’s a business call, web conference or online presentation, joining meetings can present a challenge for those working outside of the office. If your team is comprised of remote workers, then you understand the key to remaining productive and effective is staying connected. One of the best ways to make sure your remote work …

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How Virtual Meetings Can Save Your Business Money

There’s no denying that the business communications landscape has changed drastically over the last few years. New and progressive technologies are empowering companies to become more productive and efficient. While any innovative technology can be an investment that moves new business forward, virtual meetings are one of the most cost-effective and lucrative tools your company …

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What Are Some of the Benefits of Telecommuting?

In a recent webinar survey from PGi’s Hitting a Home Run With Collaboration, less than eight percent of respondents said they worked in an office five days a week. The overwhelming majority said they worked remotely at least occasionally. The number of workers telecommuting is estimated in the millions and expected to grow exponentially over …

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What is Telecommuting?

Telecommuting is a work option where knowledge workers perform their job outside of a traditional office space. It’s also known as telework, remote work, mobile work and work from home, but telecommuting isn’t limited to working at home. Telecommuters also work while traveling, at coffee shops, rental office spaces and other company-approved places of their …

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Defining Productivity in a Virtual Workplace

Working in your virtual workplace can be very different than working in a traditional office. Instead of being surrounded by colleagues and managers, you are completely on your own. Staying free of distraction and keeping your productivity levels high is your responsibility. Even though you don’t have a manager watching your every move, you’re still …

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Must-Have Mobile Apps for Telework Productivity

Telecommuting makes it possible for individuals to work outside an employer’s location. They can choose to work from home, a shared office space or even a coffee shop. Although some individuals are able to be more productive while working away from the office, there can be some challenges. To ensure you are a successful teleworker, it’s …

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How to Manage Millennials Virtually

The nature of management, as with most areas of today’s business, is constantly evolving and changing through the introduction of new work practices, schedules and technologies powering collaboration and communication among teams. In particular, the adoption of video and web conferencing technologies is empowering the new era of the remote manager, where leaders and their …

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How to Present Benefits Orientation to Employees That Doesn’t Put Them to Sleep

Open enrollment for healthcare benefits, an annual occurrence for almost any organization of all sizes and industries, is a busy time for Human Resource departments. It’s a period when employers set aside time to educate employees on group benefits that are available. The primary goal is to ensure employees have all the information they need …

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Telecommuting Advice from HR Pros in the Home Office Trenches

For most businesses, the Human Resources department holds the keys to the telecommuting car. As more and more people work from home at least part time (approximately 30 million Americans, according to Global Workplace Analytics), HR teams are working constantly to manage telecommuting policies and pair remote workers with the tools they need to succeed. …

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Love Your Office, Wherever It Is: Telecommuting, Cubicle or Flex Working

The Work from Anywhere phenomenon is upon us. With the evolution to in the cloud mobile computing tools and remote business applications, we can pretty much work anywhere — anytime. Today’s business world has digital nomads traveling the seven seas, telecommuters at home in pajamas and traditional cubicle dwellers. The trick to worklife success is …

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Three Telecommuting Tips for Global Communications and Social Business

Three Telecommuting Tips for Global Communications and Social Business

PGi’s social community manager Cora Rodenbusch is journeying around the world in a year-long telecommuting experiment. In the PGi Blog, she shares Digital Nomad Tip: Three Rules for Today’s Global Team as she looks for new, better ways to communicate with colleagues across the world. When it comes to businesses who are also global and …

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Carbon Footprint Part 1: Impact of Driving on Corporate Sustainability Practices

Carbon Footprint Part 1: Impact of Driving on Corporate Sustainability Practices

With the rising concerns over environmental sustainability, PGi assesses the impact of driving on corporate sustainability practices and our planet with Carbon Footprint Series Part 1: Impact on Driving. As you create a strategy to reduce your environmental impact and go green, one of the simplest ways to begin is make better decisions when its …

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How to Transform Remote Workers into Collaborative Teams

How to Transform Remote Workers Into Collaborative Teams

Perhaps one of the largest problems effecting businesses large and small today is developing processes to unify a remote workforce. According to a recent Ipsos study, approximately 17% of global workers are telecommuting on a “regular basis.” With a growing population of non-traditional office workers, businesses are capitalizing on the many benefits of telecommuting, like …

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How to Telecommute and Manage Teleworking Employees

How to Telecommute and Manage Teleworking Employees

With the prevalence of dispersed workforces in today’s expanding global marketplace, businesses are often left struggling to manage effectively over distances. People managers today often have telecommuting, work from home and office workers in their reporting structure. So how do you effectively and efficiently manage a remote workforce? Here are five tips to make your …

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Sales Leaders: How to Show Appreciation and Incentivize Remote Teams

Salespeople thrive on positive environments, where they get credit for their successes—especially if that credit is a cash bonus, trip or other incentive. For sales leaders of remote teams, however, the cash is surely appreciated but when there’s no verbal recognition in front of peers, salespeople begin to lose their motivation. So how do remote …

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Quiz: What's Your Work Style? Telework, Office or Flexible Worker

Quiz: What’s Your Work Style? Telework, Office or Flexible Worker

Originally published on blog.worksnug.com Have you always wondered if you’re cut out for life on the road or telecommuting? Digital nomad Cora Rodenbusch’s “What’s My Work Style” quiz helps you match your personality to the best work arrangement. I work best when… I’m surrounded by my team. I’m alone in peace and quiet. My headphones …

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Productive Email Etiquette to Help Teleworkers Balance the Workday

You have back-to-back meetings today, including lunch with a client across town. No more mobile phone in the car, thanks to common sense (and state mandates). That leaves maybe five minutes in your customer’s lobby or before a meeting to scroll through mobile Outlook searching for that urgent email you know is there but just …

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