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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PGi’s Latest White Paper is Your Definitive Guide to Modern Audio Conferencing

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Nothing is more important to collaboration than consistent, high-quality audio conferencing connections that you can always rely on. We have a saying around here at PGi: the spoken word is the foundation of collaboration. In spite of all of the advances in modern collaboration tools – features like white-boarding, screen sharing, video meetings and more – audio is still ultimately …

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Best Weeks to Plan a Summer Vacation

Unfortunately, the best weeks to plan a summer vacation don’t have exact dates. What may be perfect for you, may be one of the worst weeks to take a vacation for someone else. Some good timing and a little planning can make any week a good time for a vacation. Here are some steps you should take when thinking of …

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Making a Severe Weather Plan for Your Business

“PGi provides collaboration solutions and support for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and SMBs to some of the largest companies in the world. We’re committed to helping your business thrive in all aspects, and in that spirit, we’ve partnered with AllState for a series of tips and advice on running and protecting your business.” Everyone knows it’s a good …

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7 Must-Know Video Conferencing Statistics

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The use of video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with many companies across the globe. As globalization continues to rise, these conferences meetings are proving to be beneficial to businesses in numerous ways, including faster decision making and reduced travel costs. Here are 7 noteworthy video conferencing statistics designed to inspire and motivate your team as we move towards a more …

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6 Habits for a Highly Successful Webinar

Webinars are great for distributing messages to target audiences without dealing with travel costs or scheduling conflicts. Even with limited budgets and geographically dispersed audiences, webinars can still be a very powerful tool. Since the popularity of webinars is consistently growing, how can you stand out from the others? Here are 6 things you can do during your next webinar …

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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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5 Awesome Virtual Team Building Activities

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To create a successful and efficient virtual team, everyone must work together as a whole in spite of distance. Each person on the team or in the business will have their differences, but those that look past each other’s differences and focus on the accomplishments of the entire group will thrive. Using quality virtual meeting software enables each employee or team …

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Design from the Customer Up to Create Better User Experiences

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At PGi, we have a long history of technological innovation. For over 20 years, we’ve brought industry-leading network, audio and software innovations to a wide array of business and collaboration solutions. But one of the most exciting areas of innovation here at PGi is in our product designs. We’ve always strived to put the needs of our users first and …

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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 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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14 Ways to Experience World Cup 2014 at Work | Productivity

14 ways to be productive at work during World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 is all soccer/football/futbol fans are thinking about, talking about, tweeting about, IM’ing about and obsessing about. It’s so humongous for people across the globe that today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to keeping workers up-to-date on wins, losses and game-time updates. To indulge your World Cup fandom AND keep your job, here are 14 ways to experience World …

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10 Tips for More Engaging Online Meetings

Keeping your participants attentive and engaged is a challenging part of any meeting, but with online meetings it can be even tougher. You don’t know if your guests are paying attention or multitasking on their smartphone. With that in mind, here are 10 tips to try to make your next online meeting more engaging for you and your attendees: [slideshare …

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Overcoming the Fear of Virtual Meetings

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Have you ever been nervous or just plain frightened to be a part of a virtual meeting? Don’t fret! You are not alone. So many different people, locally and globally, suffer from apprehension towards this newly adopted technology. All of those butterflies flying around in your stomach can be eliminated with the right mindset and training: Be Prepared No one …

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Tips for Interviewing Millennials — Free eBook

Last month, thousands of Millennials from around the country were celebrated as they graduated from college. Now that the graduation celebrations are over, it’s time for the recent college grads to enter the workforce. Millennials are the 80 million young adults who were born between 1976 and 2001. Currently, they account for 26 percent of the U.S. workforce. By 2020, …

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The Convergence of Innovation in Tech and Business

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The word “innovation” means different things to different people. For some, it’s all about the latest and greatest gadgets and technology, from smartphones and wearable tech to cloud computing and big data. For others, innovation is the pursuit of more efficient processes and methodologies, thinking “outside the box” (to use a tired cliché) and disrupting organizational conventions in the pursuit …

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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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10 Things NOT to Do in an Online Job Interview

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In our busy world today, the online job interview has become the norm.  Hectic schedules for interviewers and potential employees make it easier to meet face-to-face virtually.  However, don’t be mistaken—just because you are not physically in the same place as the interviewer does not mean you get a free pass to act and present yourself in a more casual …

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