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Collabohaters

Team spirit’s down, good ideas seem to have dried up and your meetings have become 15 minutes of fame for conversation hijackers. If that sounds like the state of your business collaboration, you may have some collabohaters on your hands. Here are the big ones and how to identify them before they eat up anymore work time: The 9 Types ...

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Top 3 iMeet Tricks to Make Your Webinar Run Smoothly

iMeet tricks for webinars

GetBullish is an organization that provides business and career advice to take-charge women, and holds an annual conference. We’ve been running our webinar program with iMeet for the past year. Women register in our shop for trainings and discussions about career design, networking and pitching, entrepreneurship, negotiating and more. And then the magic begins… Here’s how we use iMeet for ...

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Abusing the Online Interview Process

online interview

This is a public service announcement: There is definitely a right and wrong way to conduct an online interview! Technology has come a long way in helping human resources departments with the interviewing process. Online interviews can help businesses save time and money when looking for the right candidate for the job. But, as I unfortunately found out, companies can ...

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[Webinar] CIO vs. CMO: FIGHT!

cio vs cmo

The relationship between the CIO and CMO can be a contentious one at times. CMOs don’t think the IT department moves fast enough or understands their team’s unique needs. And CIOs worry that marketing often circumvents them when making promises to the business and to customers. However, with marketing technology becoming increasingly vital and complex, it can’t be CIO vs. ...

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Why Your Business Needs Remote Workers

Ten reasons businesses need remote workers

Telecommuting is a phrase that’s been around for quite some time, but until recently, the idea hasn’t been a mainstream business practice. In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, it was found that more than ever before, companies are embracing flexible working, with 66 percent of respondents saying telecommuting is more positively viewed in their organization. With remote work programs gaining ...

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Flexibility vs. Agility: Is Flexibility a Dirty Word?

flexibility vs agility

In some quarters, flexibility has become a dirty word. One to be banished from business terminology for sending the wrong message. That’s not to say these people and organisations are demanding that their employees are chained to their desks from nine to five and beyond, refusing to allow freedom in working practices. When it comes to being flexible, some of ...

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The 5 Phases of a Bad Meeting Pandemic

bad meeting outbreak

Typically, a meeting will go something like this: the host sets intentions and expectations, resources and people are gathered, an invitation is sent with detailed instructions, the meeting kicks off on time with introductions, questions and note-taking spark engagement, the host wraps up with next steps and a follow-up email recaps and reminds every worker of their responsibilities and deadlines. ...

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Want to get ahead at work? Embrace the fear

Get ahead at work by embracing fear

People ask me all the time how to get ahead at work. They want to take that next leap, rise above the crowd and get the attention of the powers that be to make that next career move. They crave success. I was once asked at a speaking event if there was some silver bullet to my success over the ...

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10 Reasons Remote Workers are Great for Business

remote worker

In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, we gathered responses from around the globe about the state of teleworking. Approximately 79 percent of those surveyed stated they worked remotely at least one day per week. The survey also found that more than ever before, companies are embracing flexible working, with 66 percent of respondents saying telecommuting is more positively viewed in ...

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Coolest Coworking Spaces in the Top 10 Metro Areas

coworking spaces

Of the 79 percent of employees now working outside the office, 10 percent set up shop at shared workspaces, according to the second annual Global Telework Survey by PGi. Also known as coworking spaces, these home office alternatives provide the perfect balance of flexibility, socialization and structure for telecommuters, as well as upgraded space to meet in person, video conference, network ...

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Building a Collaborative Environment for Different Personalities

Collaborative Environment

Every workplace has an array of different personalities. There’s extroverts, introverts, the dependable ones, the calm and collected and the hot heads. Having all of these characteristics working together can be slightly tricky, especially if there aren’t resources tailored to these different personalities to keep them productive. With each personality comes different needs from a workspace. Some may want a ...

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How to Build Effective Virtual Teams

virtual team building activities

In a recent survey, PGi found that 79% of respondents had the ability to telework at least one day a week. This is a huge victory for flexible work advocates everywhere, but it also means that we’re seeing an increased number of either fully or partially remote teams. The added challenges and barriers facing virtual teams mean that managers have ...

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Make Big Plays with These SaaS Sales Tips

SaaS sales tips

Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, is increasingly the lay of the land. Customers love it for its easy trials and buying cycles, smoother deployments and lower support burdens, and vendors love it for its more predictable, recurring revenue potential and better margins. As businesses are transforming their traditional software offerings into subscription- and license-based SaaS solutions, it’s vital that sales professionals stay ...

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4 Things We Can Learn about Social Selling from Shark Week

4 Things We Can Learn About Social Selling from Shark Week

In case you’ve lived under a rock for the last 25 years, Shark Week is a week-long event hosted by Discovery Channel that features all things shark. From riveting research to shark attack survivor stories, the program has a cult following that gets just about everyone pumped about the aquatic species. If you’ve ever watched any part of the week-long ...

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iMeet Agenday: Now on Apple Watch

iMeet Agenday: Now on Apple Watch

It’s been a big year for iMeet Agenday, our smart calendar app that aggregates all of your personal and professional events and offers one-touch access into any conference call. In 2015 so far, iMeet Agenday has: Launched on Android smartwatches. Won the first ever Appy Award for wearables. Launched an Enterprise package of features offering reduced conferencing costs and company-wide ...

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