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What All Engaging Webinars Have in Common

webinar engagement

No one is paying attention to your webinar—and that’s OK. Attached to your grand presentation idea and all the planning you’ve put into it, you have big dreams for your web event, but it’s only sensible to accept that webinar attendees will hardly ever give you their full attention. If they’re not chatting or eating, they’re checking Twitter, emailing or …

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3 Ways to Master Being Unproductive This Holiday Season

being unproductive

Surprise, surprise: you’re working too much. In fact, we all are; over 88% of us are putting in more than forty hours each and every week. Whether we’re working any smarter is certainly up for debate, but there’s no doubt that we’re all working a lot harder. The struggles of overwork become even more apparent this time of year. As …

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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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Central Desktop Asks, “Homing from Work: Good or Bad?”

homing from work

While Cyber Monday may be behind us (much to the relief of my wallet), the end of the year still represents a time of constant distraction for workers. There are office holiday parties to attend, more gifts to buy, decorations to arrange—the list goes on! Does bringing these personal tasks into the workplace really harm productivity, or do these breaks …

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How to Extend Your Culture of Gratitude Throughout the Year

culture of gratitude

Throughout November, we’ve been sharing tips and ideas for creating, nurturing and spreading a culture of gratitude throughout your organization. We wanted to share our belief in the power of positivity and a gracious attitude for empowering teams and furthering your own personal and professional development. However, if you’re truly interested in cultivating such a culture for yourself or your …

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Tips for Being a More Gracious Worker

gratitude in the workplace

Finding gratitude in the workplace is somewhat like seeing a unicorn in the woods. Although the office is one of the places most in need of increased positivity and better relationships, are we doing enough to show appreciation at work? Gratitude’s good for teamwork and collaboration, building your social intelligence, motivating your teammates, helping you build rapport and cultivating trust. …

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All in a Day’s Work: Moving from Sync to Async and Back Again

types of collaboration

Within 15 minutes of waking up, you swim through fresh emails waiting to be clicked on your smartphone. Then, nestled into your 9:00 meeting at the office, you probably peek at your inbox again in between conversations and presentations. While locked into your cubicle, you sync a file to your team workspace, send a funny link to your colleague …

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How to Show Gratitude to Your Remote Team

remote teams

I’ve never ascribed to the notion that my team should be thankful for being employed, or that they somehow owe me or the company a debt for giving them a job. Rather, I endeavor to surround myself with people that humble me with their contributions and skills, people that I am thankful to have the pleasure to know and work …

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3 Virtual Team Building Activities for Happier Holidays

virtual team building activities

As we try to bring a little extra gratitude into the workplace this month, our thoughts turn to all of the great events that mark the holiday season in the workplace: holiday parties, team get-togethers, But what about virtual teams? With the increasing prevalence of flexible and remote work opportunities, teams can be more dispersed than ever before, across town …

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10 Songs Scientifically Proven to Amp Up Your Work Productivity (and 2 Just for Fun)

top 10 songs to amp work productivity

Do you have favorite album that you swear amps up your work productivity? A Spotify playlist that you listen to when you need a burst of creativity? Or an old CD you pop in when you need a little pick-me-up at work? Good news, friends: Science is here for your musical needs. Various studies over the past decade have scientifically …

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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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Technology’s Role in Creating Happier Workers

happier workers

Join us all this month on the Future of Business Collaboration as we explore ways to create a culture of gratitude within your organization, through work culture best practices, tips for being thankful and technology. We’ve arrived in November, and, as usual, our thoughts turn to family, friends and being thankful. That concept of gratitude also has a place in …

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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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Video: What Good are Great Ideas, if No One Ever Hears about Them?

Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition? “The heart and …

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Identify Your Team’s “Collaboration Styles” for Better Productivity

collaboration styles

As the manager of a team of professionals, there are a lot of questions I constantly have to ask myself. How do I get the most out of my team? How do I help them work together more effectively and be more productive? How do I challenge them to develop, both personally and professionally? While there are many potential ways …

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5 Reasons Why Your Meetings Are Bad (and How to Fix Them)

Wasting Time

Collaboration is the key to getting work done, and one huge, inescapable component of collaboration is meetings. We all need to get together sometimes to discuss the next phase of the project, review a document, brainstorm new ideas or simply get all of the necessary minds around a table to hash out a problem together. Why, then, are meetings almost …

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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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5 Leadership Lessons From Your Favorite TV-Movie Bosses

Leadership Lessons for Boss's Day

Corner offices, reserved parking spots and bigger paychecks really are “boss,” but the best bosses aren’t just high-ranking titles, they’re great leaders. In honor of Boss’s Day, kick your feet up and take a break with these five, fun leadership lessons from your favorite TV-movie bosses. 1. Call it like you see it. Some situations call for niceties, but sometimes, …

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There May Not Be an “I” in Team, But There’s a “Me”

supporting individual work styles

You know the saying, “there’s no ‘I’ in team.” Well, not so fast. There is a “me” in team, and teamwork isn’t just about the unit as a whole anymore. What You Know About Teams Is Wrong You start the day together, sit together, meet together, eat together and go home together. Like a rowing crew, everything your team does …

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20 Epic CEO Quotes to Help You Conquer the World | Motivational Quotes for Work

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to begin another workday? Are you striving to achieve more, to sell your idea or create something that’s never been created before? Or are you frustrated, hitting the wall to find out what your professional passion truly is? Sometimes, a little motivation goes a long way, and some of the …

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