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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Master Unruly Audio with the Conference Call Flowchart

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In PGi’s most recent eBook, “The Modern Worker’s Etiquette Handbook,” we explore several modern business etiquette tips for email, social media, telecommuting and more. Online meetings and conference calls are one of the most common examples of where etiquette can fail modern workers. For conference calls, noisy surroundings, barking dogs, screaming children or simply bad, scratchy audio connections can ruin ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

The Shift to Unified Collaboration: PGi Acquires Central Desktop

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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 ... Read More »

5 Leadership Lessons From Your Favorite TV-Movie Bosses

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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, ... Read More »

PGi at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo: Enterprise IT Goes Bimodal

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Your IT team’s been through a lot of roles over the years, from isolated programmers to process and service managers. Now, to embrace the digital boom, IT will evolve again to accommodate the new digital business. PGi joined CIOs and senior IT executives at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 this October to learn just how digital business is driving a new ... Read More »

Q&A With Sara Sutton Fell, Part III: The Future of Flex Work

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It’s an exciting time to be a worker as companies start to zero in on one of employees’ biggest wants—flex work. We expect to see a lot more of it as globalization and virtual collaboration bloom and companies see the benefits of flex work to productivity and reduced costs. However, this evolution doesn’t stop with the availability of telecommuting. In ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

What’s your go-to productivity tip? Here’s mine.

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We’re all in pursuit of better productivity, hoping against hope that there’s some mythical trick or tip out there that will motivate us to work harder, better or more efficiently. Earlier this year, we encouraged you to #TakeBack60, utilizing productivity advice and technology like online meeting tools to reclaim an hour in your day by working smarter and saving time. ... Read More »