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Boost Your Productivity with These 9 Scientifically Proven Tips

boost your productivity

Testing out productivity tips could practically be a full-time job in and of itself. In fact, Chris Bailey demonstrated as much, taking an entire year to conduct productivity experiments on himself and talk to as many productivity gurus as possible. Perhaps you’re always in search of quick productivity hacks but you don’t have quite the time or desire to try …

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Increasing the Value of UC: PGi Acquires Modality Systems

pgi acquires modality

Collaboration is a complex, ever-evolving business, and nowhere is that more evident than in the increasingly mission-critical segment of unified communications (UC), led by Microsoft® Lync®. UC solutions like Lync provide the largest, most complex businesses in the world with the tools they need to collaborate quickly and efficiently, such as presence, instant messaging, ad hoc video and audio meetings …

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Are you productive or just busy?

Are you productive or just busy?

Work smarter, not harder. A surefire sign of shaky technology is that it makes you feel like you’re busier than you were before you started using it. Collaboration tools should help you focus on your work while removing some of the noise and distraction that gets in our way—digging through an inbox, for example, or chasing after a colleague for …

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5 Hidden Ways to Improve Your Collaboration in 2015

improve your collaboration in 2015

For anyone who started 2015 with a resolution to become more productive or to work better within a team, the next step after making the commitment is to find the path forward. Some of the steps toward collaborative nirvana are rather straightforward, like becoming a better listener or identifying the disruptive hiccups in your daily workflow that may keep you …

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Integration of iMeet and Central Desktop Bridges Collaboration Gaps

As the world’s leader in pure-play collaboration and services, we’re always looking for ways to bridge gaps and create seamless, frictionless communication and collaboration opportunities for our customers. Today’s workers need access to a wide variety of collaboration options, from real-time meetings to asynchronous team workspaces and everything in between. That’s why we’re excited to announce our latest collaboration integration. …

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New Power vs. Old Power: What Kind of Business Are You?

new power in business

Part of what inspired the union of PGi and Central Desktop was a shared desire to keep pushing past the status quo in day-to-day work. Today’s workforce is being empowered like never before; from the C-suite to the broom closet where you keep the interns, there are myriad opportunities to collaborate across department lines, to voice and advance one’s ideas, …

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Transforming Connections into Productivity

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We’re all connected, all the time. Whether it’s synchronously through real-time meetings, both in-person or online, or asynchronously through email, team workspaces or even memos left on a desk, communication is not hard to come by in the workplace. But what good are all of these connections if they don’t help us get more work done more efficiently? In our …

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Are You a Master Collaborator?

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Healthy communication is critical for collaborators, whether you’re chatting on a conference call or chiming in on a shared workspace in the cloud. Based on the various times I’ve combed through résumés, the vast majority of workers consider themselves to possess “strong communication skills.” But how often do we really stop to evaluate ourselves? As technology opens more doors to …

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Discover 2015 Collaboration Trends and Knowledge Worker Expectations in PGi’s Latest Survey and eBook

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As 2014 draws to a close, our thoughts turn to 2015. What technologies and innovations will shape collaboration trends in the new year? And how should businesses evolve to meet the changing needs, expectations and desires of their workers? At PGi, the world’s largest pure-play provider of collaboration solutions and services, we are uniquely focused on the changing nature of collaboration, and we’ve …

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Building a Work Culture of Gratitude

work culture

I wake up every day feeling one thing above all others: thankful. While I’ve seen my share of ups and downs, just as we all have, I’ve been incredibly blessed in my life. I have a successful company, a beautiful family and the privilege of getting to do what I love every single day: help people connect. As we approach …

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PGi Honored to Once Again Be Named a Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace

adoption-friendly workplace

At PGi, we’re committed to providing our associates with programs and benefits that promote wellness, academic and professional advancement and ultimately help them achieve success and happiness in their careers and personal lives. To that end, one of the benefits we offer our associates that I’m most proud of is our Adoption Assistance policy, providing both full-time and priority part-time …

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Take Your Webcasts to the Next Level with iMeetLive by PGi

webcast

Webcasts are an increasingly popular way for businesses to spread their values and mission internally, drive leads externally and generate buzz and business growth. However, traditionally webcasts have been costly, complicated endeavors. There are video components to manage, purchase or install, and infrastructure and bandwidth considerations. And in extreme cases, you could even find yourself managing an entire film crew …

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The Shift to Unified Collaboration: PGi Acquires Central Desktop

central desktop

We’re just coming off the heels of our acquisition of TalkPoint, but we’re not slowing down. I am excited to announce another acquisition that is incredibly important for PGi’s strategic vision. However, this particular deal is important enough to warrant a little backstory. The very nature of collaboration is changing. It’s been changing for the entire 20-plus years I’ve been …

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The Technology Powering Modern Workstyles

workstyles

If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in collaboration, it’s that people work differently. Whether it’s a team in another department or even the person sitting next to you, your workstyle is uniquely your own—the things that motivate you and drive your productivity may do nothing for your colleagues. And that’s okay. The technology that drives our workday forward has …

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What Training for an IRONMAN Taught Me About Business

Intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Presented by PGi

In just 2 short days, I’ll be running one of the toughest races of my life. This Sunday, myself and several members of the PGi team will be participating in the IRONMAN 70.3 in Augusta, Georgia, some 150 miles or so from PGi’s corporate headquarters. Either as individual competitors or three-person relay teams, we’ll be swimming, biking and running our …

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Webcasting 101: TalkPoint and PGi Bring the Power of Self-Service Webcasts

talkpoint webcasting

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, TalkPoint joined the PGi family in a strategic move that takes us another step further down the path to our industry’s future. Integrating PGi’s global resources and infrastructure with TalkPoint’s webcasting software and services just made sense. Together, we’ll bring the power of webcasting to organizations across the globe, enhancing collaboration and driving …

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Any Meeting, Any Size, Anywhere: PGi Acquires TalkPoint

talkpoint

I am thrilled to announce today that PGi has acquired TalkPoint, an industry leader in self-service and managed webcasting software and services. This acquisition brings market-leading and award-winning webcasting SaaS solutions to the PGi portfolio of purpose-built collaboration products, empowering businesses with tools for any meeting of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1997, TalkPoint’s cloud-based Convey™ platform …

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Product Design: Once More, With Feeling

As a technology professional, it’s easy to get caught up in the, well, technology of it all: the features, infrastructure and integrations that bring your software, applications and services to life. But you can’t lose sight of the point of all of that technology: creating value for someone, someone with their own unique needs, desires and reactions. Even if you’re …

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Make Your Customers Love Your Company

make your customers love your company

Customers are your biggest asset and you don’t want to give them any reason to leave. For that reason alone, the customer service experience is an area of increasing importance for many companies. Before the internet, companies shared a limited connection with their customers and the customer experience only mattered during business hours. In today’s technology driven world, customers have …

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