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Which Came First: the Team or the Culture?

team work culture

When interviewing potential new hires for my team, “culture” is a term that comes up quite often. Candidates (particularly younger candidates and Millennials) are very interested in a team’s culture and its impact on the work environment. And for HR and hiring managers, finding someone who is a good “cultural fit” is one of the most important yet difficult-to-define objectives …

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New Infographic: Studies Reveal Real Benefits of Teamwork & Business Collaboration

Companies are constantly adapting to provide the most efficient and productive work environments for their employees. In the newest infographic from PGi, “From Me to We,” studies and industry thought leaders reveal that the real benefits of teamwork and collaboration are different across industries, businesses and even generations. *Infographic* Studies Reveal the Real Benefits of Teamwork in Business from PGi …

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Maximize Your Video Conferencing ROI with iMeet Video Rooms

iMeet Video Conferencing

At PGi, our commitment to enhancing business collaboration extends to every aspect of the workday—from scheduling and hosting real-time meetings to webcasting and webinars to shared team workspaces. As we develop products and solutions like iMeet®, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to meet the unique productivity and collaboration needs of businesses and teams of all shapes and …

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Create Memorable Content with Webinars

In a world where every individual and brand has a voice on social media and the opportunity to generate and distribute new content, it can be a struggle to rise above the noise. Creating truly memorable content and relationships can be challenging when your target audience is weathering a deluge of messages competing for their attention. We all want to …

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Embracing A Little Madness in the Workplace

NCAA Basketball Tournament

The 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is a viral, annual American tradition woven into society and the workplace. Today, as the tournament begins, many sports fans will tune into the first round of games ranging from early afternoon until later this evening. And today, managers and IT teams around the country are wondering if and how they should put a …

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Your Team is Connected, but are They Connecting?

team connecting

There’s no doubt that most teams in the corporate world are connected 24/7 thanks to modern technology. From smart calendar apps to help keep track of appointments and projects to joining online meetings, all of our workplace tasks can be handled right in the palm of our hand. Because of these great business collaboration tools, you’ve conquered the first hurdle …

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18 Sure-Fire Cures for Boring Webinar Presentations

Are you guilty of boring your webinar attendees—or know someone who is? Webinar presentations can be powerful tools for building community, establishing thought leadership and even nurturing sales leads, if they’re done right. And 99% of the time (totally unscientific percentage, by the way, but sure feels right!) webinars are done oh-so-wrong. Please, for the health and well-being of business …

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Wear Your Schedule on Your Wrist: Agenday Comes to Smartwatches

smart calendar smartwatch app

If there’s one thing we at PGi pride ourselves on above all else, it’s our innovation. For over 20 years we’ve pioneered new communication and collaboration technologies with the same goal in mind: empowering businesses and workers with the solutions they need to drive better collaboration for better results. That’s why today I’m proud to highlight the latest product from the …

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Modality’s Justin Morris Explores the Cultural Shift of Lync

Unified communications solutions such as Microsoft® Lync® are an increasingly integral part of collaboration for the enterprise. However, UC represents a complex system that requires careful thought, planning and education in order to maximize your organization’s UC investment. In a recent post on LinkedIn, Modality Systems’ Justin Morris explores the cultural changes required to ensure a successful UC deployment, how …

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4 Remote Team Pitfalls and Collaboration Solutions to Avoid Them

team collaboration solutions

Establishing a remote team is your opportunity to work with the best beyond boundaries, take steps towards the virtual workplace of the future and promote work-life balance and flexibility that takes worker productivity to new heights. However, remote teams often fail when the proper infrastructure and collaboration solutions aren’t in place. Leading to poor productivity and project management, common pitfalls …

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My Must-Have WFH Accessory

Telecommuting is awesome. You get to skip your commute, you can knock out household chores in between work assignments and you can change up your scenery to kickstart your creativity and productivity. However, engaging in remote work isn’t simply a matter of bringing your stuff home; there are several technological and environmental considerations you should make when setting out to …

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[eBook] Unlock the Teamwork Dream in Your Organization

Teamwork eBook

Collaboration is everything to modern businesses, and one of the most important areas where collaboration shines is creating and connecting teams. Fostering effective teamwork is one of the keys to productivity and business success, but changing workstyles, evolving technologies and an increasing number of remote and flexible workers have created a dramatic shift in teamwork dynamics. Are you equipped to …

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How to Master the 15-Minute Meeting

how to master the 15-minute meeting

Do you find yourself finishing tasks just minutes before they are due? If you’re like most professionals, delivering projects ahead of schedule is a rare occurrence. Most project managers sweat every last detail, down to the minute and thank their lucky stars when it comes together just in time. Sound familiar? During a recent commute, I listened to And So …

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Raising the Bar on CIO Leadership With Frost & Sullivan

Raising the Bar on CIO Leadership

How will emerging technology trends impact future CIO leadership and the way we work? PGi recaps the biggest trends and lessons from Frost & Sullivan’s annual event for IT executives. Top Tweets From CoNEXTions 2015 Last week, PGi attended the 3rd Annual ConNEXTions 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange in San Francisco. IT executives shared a wealth of information, insight …

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Your Guide to Outside-the-Box Meetings

guide to outside the box meetings

If you’re a regular meeting host, you’ve probably wondered how you can make your in-person and virtual meetings more engaging. A lot of workers are naturally defensive about meetings; they view them as a bore at best and a total waste of time at worst. However, they remain one of the best tools for collaboration. If you find yourself struggling …

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Start Thinking Strategically About Collaboration

thinking strategically about collaboration

Modern workers have to be able to come together, sharing information and communicating across departmental and geographical boundaries, in order to get things done. The key to bridging these boundaries is collaboration—the technology, workstyles and policies that enable your workforce to come together whenever and however they choose. Collaboration is a strategic benefit to your organization that can deliver improved …

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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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5 Videos to Reignite Your Team’s Creative Collaboration

reignite creative collaboration

Ever feel like your team’s circling the same old ideas, stuck in a creative rut? It happens. When you’re brainstorming and problem solving together on a regular basis, it’s easy to fall into the same ways of thinking and approaching ideas. Take a look at these five videos to reignite your team’s creative collaboration process and accelerate innovation. 1. Make Everyone Uncomfortable: …

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An Introvert’s Guide to Collaboration: Surviving Meetings

being an introvert at work

My job requires lots of meetings, and my calendar is never empty. I have standing weekly and monthly meetings with my supervisor, team and other departments, not to mention other meetings on the fly, team lunches, outings and company events. And it just so happens that I’m an introvert working at a company with a passion for collaboration. In fact, PGi …

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Office Etiquette: Don’t Be a Meeting Menace!

online meeting tool etiquette

Meetings are a powerful collaboration tool, and yet they’re often the butt of the joke. As it turns out, meetings themselves aren’t the problem: we may just be bad at them. Don’t let yourself be a meeting menace. Master these etiquette tips and keep your meetings productive: Start. On. Time. This should be a no-brainer right? You sent out an …

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