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Winding Down the Work Week [Infographic]

The lines have blurred between work hours and personal time. In our newest infographic, Winding Down the Work Week, explore the changes in businesses around the world as the 40-hour work week continues its shift toward the workplace of the future. null Work emails, schedules and documents are accessible (even editable) on mobile devices, bringing the workplace to anywhere with …

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Better Customer Service Through Video Conferencing

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Responsive and good quality customer service is essential to running and maintaining a successful business. People expect their customer service experience to be as quick as possible, but they also want to connect on a personal level. I don’t know about you, but I get impatient and very irritated when I am forced to speak with an automated robot or …

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How HR Can Benefit from Online Meeting Software

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Human Resource departments are always looking for new ways to reduce the time it takes to fill open positions, simplify benefit communications and cut costs. This can become quite difficult when working with a global company. Luckily, innovative technology has helped many HR departments meet their goals. Online meetings offer a convenient and simple way to communicate with employees no …

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Breaking the Ice: Getting Your Virtual Meeting Started

Have you ever joined a virtual meeting and everyone just kind of sat there in silence until someone finally stepped up and started talking?  We’ve all been there.  These moments are cringe worthy and most of all, awkward.   The most challenging part of a virtual meeting can often be simply getting started. It is difficult for virtual meetings to be …

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Behind the Collaborative Advantage: Meet PGi Colorado Springs’ Michele Dobnikar

PGi’s employees are passionate, creative, driven by innovation and obsessed with providing best-in-class customer care. We attribute our global success to them and they’re often the first thing mentioned when people share why they love working at PGi. We think they’re special and we would like to share some of their positivity and passion with you. In honor of our …

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Free eBook – The Millennials Career Guide

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PGi has just released a brand new, free eBook on Millennials covering how to get the job you want and learning how to keep and maintain that job. As a Millennial myself, I have been through the struggles first-hand. “Millennials are making their mark on the world, with some of the most powerful new business leaders coming from this often …

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Behind the Collaborative Advantage: Meet PGi Melbourne’s Paul Crighton

PGi’s employees are passionate, creative, driven by innovation and obsessed with providing best-in-class customer care. We attribute our global success to them and they’re often the first thing mentioned when people share why they love working at PGi. We think they’re special and we would like to share some of their positivity and passion with you. In honor of our …

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My Telecommuting Personality: The Multitasker

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A recent PGi survey revealed that 80 percent of us work for companies that allow flexible work arrangements. Is your personality a perfect fit for a telecommuting career? We recently released a free eBook titled, “7 Telecommuting Personalities”, which describes seven personalities of individuals who telecommute. As a telecommuter, it’s important to realize your strengths and weaknesses so you can …

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Behind the Collaborative Advantage: Meet PGi Sydney’s Melissa Wong

PGi’s employees are passionate, creative, driven by innovation and obsessed with providing best-in-class customer care. We attribute our global success to them and they’re often the first thing mentioned when people share why they love working at PGi. We think they’re special and we would like to share some of their positivity and passion with you. In honor of our …

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25 Creativity Quotes to Inspire Innovation

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Need a little inspiration? The top 25 creativity quotes of all time from the smartest, most innovative people in our world, today, tomorrow and yesterday. Any quotes to add? [slideshare id=35540165&doc=25-creativity-quotes-to-inspire-innovation-140605145738-phpapp02] “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams “Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” – …

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Behind the Collaborative Advantage – Meet PGi Atlanta’s Pete Lubeski

PGi’s employees are passionate, creative, driven by innovation and obsessed with providing best-in-class customer care. We attribute our global success to them and they’re often the first thing mentioned when people share why they love working at PGi. We think they’re special and we would like to share some of their positivity and passion with you. In honor of our …

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5 Must-Read Articles in The Future of Business Collaboration Flipboard

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Did you know that PGi has its very own Flipboard magazine, conveniently titled “The Future of Business Collaboration?” The Flipboard platform is one of the best applications out there for curating content, and we’ve been leveraging its powerful magazine feature to find and highlight collaboration stories from across the web. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting stories …

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What Does the Future of Business Collaboration Mean to You? (Part 2)

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As part of the launch of the Future of Business Collaboration blog, we polled all of PGi’s 2,100 associates across the globe with a simple question: what does the Future of Business Collaboration mean to you? These men and women are the beating heart of business collaboration for businesses all over the globe, so we knew the responses would be …

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What Does the Future of Business Collaboration Mean to You? (Part 1)

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As part of the launch of the Future of Business Collaboration blog, we polled all of PGi’s 2100 associates across the globe with a simple question: what does the Future of Business Collaboration mean to you? These men and women are the beating heart of business collaboration for businesses all over the globe, powering virtual collaboration, online meetings, audio conferences, …

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5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Online Job Interview

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The future of hiring lies in online job interviews. As companies become more global, more and more recruiters are beginning to use video interviews to meet and interview prospective job applicants. These types of interviews save time, money and are simply more convenient than in-person interviews. HR departments and recruiters aren’t the only ones who prefer video. Approximately 66% of …

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Evolve or Die Part 4: New Type of Sales Rep

When you think of the prototype sales person, you think of someone who is friendly, outgoing and has a big personality. The type of person who can effortlessly work a room and return to the office with pockets stuffed with hot leads. If you’re looking to hire a sales rep, you probably wouldn’t hire someone who seems quiet and introverted. …

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Managing Shadow IT

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Many business units today are purchasing their own technology without any assistance from IT. By the end of the decade, technology spending outside of IT, also known as “Shadow IT,” will become almost 90 percent of total technology spending, according to Gartner. Today’s employees expect the same level of usability and intuitive design from their office applications that they get …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

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Conference calls have become very popular in the business world. Due to the global demands of today’s marketplace, companies have employees spread all over the world. These remote teams use conference calls and virtual meetings to help maintain effective communication and collaboration. In order to achieve a productive conference call, here are five things you should avoid.  1.       Arriving late …

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10 Things You Need to Know About National Small Business Week

In its 51st year, we are excited to see National Small Business Week come to one of our U.S. offices.  PGi’s Kansas City office, home to nearly 300 employees, is excited about attending the KC leg of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) annual Small Business Week road tour. Not familiar with National Small Business Week? Here are 10 things …

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Evolve or Die Part 3: From “Always Be Closing” to “Always Be Consulting”

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A few weeks ago, I spoke at the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) Leadership Summit in Chicago. I discussed how the sales landscape is changing and various ways sales organizations should think about evolving to remain successful. Previously, I mentioned how sales reps must become even more knowledgeable about their prospects and improve collaboration across departments. In addition to …

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