12 Days of Telework | Work-life Balance Tips for the Holidays

telework tips for better work-life balance

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the balance you desperately need. We hope that you can take the advice for our series, “The 12 Days of Telework,” ... Read More »

What’s the Worst Late for Meeting Excuse You’ve Heard?

worst late excuses

Do your co-workers offer crazy excuses for being late to your virtual meetings? They may be amusing, and in our increasingly flexible work world, even permissible, but if you really want better meetings, you need a solution for those latecomers and their outrageous excuses. Excuses for Tardiness at Work Reach Bizarre New Levels Employees drum up some pretty ridiculous excuses for ... Read More »

Are You Not Entertained? Creating Compelling Webinar Content

compelling webinar content

Offering valuable, expert content is one of the biggest challenges for marketers because of oversaturation. Increasingly, more brands are casting a bigger net for leads using webinars, creating competition with your own web events using the same tactics and topics. Plus, what can you tell your audience that they already don’t know? Today’s buyers are smart, consuming content across devices for ... Read More »

Unproductivity Loves Company: Collaboration for Work and Play

unproductivity

Collaboration, teamwork, shared ideas—these are all hallmarks of a productive day at the office, right? Unless, of course, you’re collaborating on a new meme or sharing ideas about the upcoming office holiday party. This unproductivity might have managers grumbling and “Bah Humbug!”-ing, but trust me: there are benefits to both kinds of collaboration. The holiday season is a time of ... Read More »

Flipboard Friday: Facebook at Work, Designer Smart Eyewear and More

flipboard friday

Collaboration. Productivity. Tech trends. While we bring you our insights and predictions on this topic here on the Future of Business Collaboration, there’s no way we could possibly cover it all. However, it’s important to stay on top of the ever-moving collaboration industry in order to make informed decisions about working effectively and efficiently. That’s why The Future of Business Collaboration ... Read More »

#DoWork in 2015: Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep!

New Years Resolutions for Work

Have you thought about your personal New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe focus on a healthier life style? Learn a second language? Save some cash for a rainy day? Forty-five percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, but most of us forget about the “work” part of our work-life: our careers. In PGi’s 2015 Workplace Resolutions Survey, over 1,200 knowledge ... Read More »

Central Desktop on the Productivity Benefits of Cat Pictures and Social Media

the productivity benefits of cat pictures

All month long we’re exploring the idea of the strategic benefits of being unproductive. In other words, those midday online shopping breaks, social media jaunts or water cooler conversations can actually have tangible benefits to you and your team in the form of reduced stress, better team dynamics and improved overall productivity. Idle Chatter? Doesn’t Matter In an article that ... Read More »

What All Engaging Webinars Have in Common

webinar engagement

No one is paying attention to your webinar—and that’s OK. Attached to your grand presentation idea and all the planning you’ve put into it, you have big dreams for your web event, but it’s only sensible to accept that webinar attendees will hardly ever give you their full attention. If they’re not chatting or eating, they’re checking Twitter, emailing or ... Read More »

3 Ways to Master Being Unproductive This Holiday Season

being unproductive

Surprise, surprise: you’re working too much. In fact, we all are; over 88% of us are putting in more than forty hours each and every week. Whether we’re working any smarter is certainly up for debate, but there’s no doubt that we’re all working a lot harder. The struggles of overwork become even more apparent this time of year. As ... Read More »

5 Places You Should Never Take Your Online Meetings

online meetings

Online meetings are a fantastic way to stay in touch and collaborative while on-the-go. Thanks to mobile apps and developments in smartphone and tablet technology, you can have a full-fledged online meeting experience wherever you are. You don’t have to settle for dialing in anymore; you can view and share video, open files, chat, take notes and more for a ... Read More »