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11 Productivity Hacks to Reclaim Your 40-Hour Work Week

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In our recent #TakeBack60 survey, 60 percent of our customers responded that they use technology to automate business processes. But the time-honored to-do list took top honors, with 64 percent saying they still check items off their list to be more productive at work. What productivity tips do you use to boost productivity and take back that much-needed personal time ... Read More »

Webinar 101: Where to Start

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Webinars are becoming more popular due to geographically dispersed teams. If you haven’t already, you will probably be expected to host a webinar at some point throughout your career. When this time comes, you will need to be prepared. Transitioning from in-person presentations to a virtual environment is tough, but it can easily be done with the right training and ... Read More »

#TakeBack60: What Would You Do With More Time in the Day?

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What would you do with 60 minutes of more time in the day? In our campaign to #TakeBack60, we asked hundreds of real workers, in our increasingly longer work weeks, what they would do with an extra hour. Here are the top 11 responses from our survey on the 40-hour week to the question, “If you had 60 minutes of ... Read More »

#TakeBack60 with Summer Work Hours

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Recently, PGi conducted a #TakeBack60 survey. The results were eye opening. Most of us work well over 40 hours a week . We’re always searching for ways to boost productivity so we can get some extra time in our day to to do other things. This becomes even more evident during the warm, summer months. Summertime is a great time ... Read More »

13 Tips & Tricks for Attracting Millennials to Your Business

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The Millennials are a generation full of unique values and character traits that differ from any previous generations.  Some automatically view Millennials as difficult to work with; however, Millennials embody many talents that could be of much benefit to a company. Need guidance on how to attract Millennials to your business?  Here are some tips & tricks from our Millennials ... Read More »

Are You a Workaholic or a Zen Master? Take our #TakeBack60 Quiz and Find Out!

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The verdict is in: according to our #TakeBack60 survey, we are all woefully overworked. Technology has allowed us all to be constantly connected, but we’re increasingly using our smartphones and mobile apps to simply grind out more hours rather than more efficiently managing our productivity. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you, like the 88% of respondents from ... Read More »

Coworking Spaces: Interview with Workbar’s Bill Jacobson

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As part of our #TakeBack60 campaign, we’re exploring some nontraditional, fun spaces that can help workers get productive. A few months ago, we highlighted the Top 10 Coolest Working Spaces in the US. We decided to reach out to a few of the spaces to learn more about what makes them so unique. Using iMeet, I recently met with Bill Jacobson, ... Read More »

Debunking 3 Common Web Conferencing Myths

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An effective web conferencing software is very difficult to find nowadays. After having one negative experience, many people begin to think all conferencing tools are the same. This is not the case. Although some software may be extremely challenging to navigate and use, some are more user friendly. With tools such as iMeet and GlobalMeet, web conferencing will never be ... Read More »

Combat Summer Slow-Down with 5 Team Building Ideas

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Companies across the United States are implementing seasonal flex days and short weeks to remedy the so-called summer slow-down. Between the kids being out of school and your colleagues showing off photos of their fabulous vacations, it’s easy to see why summer is known for lower office productivity. If “Summer Fridays” are not on this summer’s agenda there are many ... Read More »

R.I.P. 40-Hour Work Week

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We’re obsessed with work here at PGi: from how we work and the technology we use to the global impact of collaboration and productivity trends. So when we saw the results of our most recent survey, we were sadly unsurprised to learn that working smarter, not harder, is still a major issue for workers and businesses everywhere. A staggering 88% ... Read More »