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Could the Four-Day Workweek Be the Key to Happier Employees and Increased Success?

work-life balance

As the old saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, and our work culture, which tends to prioritize work over play, has undoubtedly left many of us feeling pretty dull. We all have heard the talk about the importance of pursuing a better work-life balance but, with nearly 78% of American men and 67% of …

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IT Superheroes eBook

IT superheroes

Though their powers might fly under the radar, there is a group of elite superheroes working within your office at this very moment. These tried and tested heroes are constantly at work, protecting you from disasters that would put your work in jeopardy. Want to know who these mighty heroes are? Simply walk over to your IT department. That’s right. …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

virtual reality

If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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How to Convince Your Boss to Approve Your Business Trip

business trip

The advent of technology like audio and video conferencing has enabled modern workers to connect with anyone, anywhere, simply with the touch of a button. As the mobile workforce grows and the telecommuting trends upwards, the business trip may seem like a needless luxury from a bygone era. However, in a few distinct circumstances, the business trip can still be …

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Pet Perks: Office Pets Improve Productivity and Teamwork

Pet policies

Dogs have long been named as “man’s best friend” – and for good reason. Their loyalty, trust and overall dedication to their owner forms a bond that rivals even the truest of human companions. But besides being loving companions (and the best thing to grace this earth), dogs can also help you become a more productive, focused and dedicated team …

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Workplace Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts

Workplace Etiquette

When you think about it, we spend more time each week with our coworkers than we do our families. At a minimum of around eight hours a day we are in an enclosed space, working alongside team members who all have different personalities and quirks. And sometimes, these personalities and quirks can clash against unspoken office guidelines, often creating tension …

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PGi’s Survival Guide to Workplace Zombies

smart office

Far too often employees can fall into a trap of being unmotivated, unproductive and just plain disgruntled with their jobs. These symptoms are a cause of a virus that can easily turn your employees into Workplace Zombies. Learn more from PGi about how to prevent the virus in your workplace: PGi Survival Guide for Workplace Zombies from PGi Step 1: Motivate …

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Working Less than 50 Hours a Week Could Be Your Key to Success

work-life balance

Want to be successful at work? Want to sleep 8 hours a night? Want to maintain a healthy work-life balance? Having all of the above might seem like a fever dream but it’s actually possible by working less hours. Yes, you read that correctly. The key to success (and a happier life) lies in working less hours. In fact, according …

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Employee Spotlight: PGi’s Lauren Weatherly Makes CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

employee spotlight

Here at PGi, we are heavily invested in cultivating a culture of support and encouragement for our incredible employees. We want to celebrate the success of our employees, and today we are excited to put the employee spotlight on the talented Lauren Weatherly who has been selected as one of CRN’s annual “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list. …

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4 Tips from Our IT Team on Working Together

National IT Pro Day

Working in IT isn’t glamorous. There is a lot of hard work, research and problem solving that goes into working as an IT professional, and more often than not, these professionals are under-acknowledged or unrecognized by the rest of the organization. Today, on National IT Professional Day, we wanted to give our readers a little more insight into what it’s …

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The Key to Your Next Raise Could Be Going on Vacation

vacation

  As summer comes to a close, so, too, does vacation season. If you haven’t capitalized on your vacation time yet this year, then you should probably start planning because, as it turns out, going on vacation might be just what you need to secure your next raise and improve your work performance. Yes, you heard me correctly: going on vacation …

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A Productivity Method to Make Your Next 30 Days More Productive Than Your Last 3 Months

productivity

When you experience a lull in productivity or a slump in motivation, it’s all too easy to blame time management as the root of the problem. However, managing your time more effectively to get more done is not necessarily the answer to increased productivity. Surprisingly enough, the psychological state you’re in when tackling an important task plays a much larger …

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New Research May Change the Way You View Millennials

millennials-working

What’s your perception of the millennial generation? That they’re lazy, entitled and unreliable? This set of stereotypes is just scratching the surface of the bad reputation that anyone in their twenties and early thirties is suffering through. As a millennial myself, I always feel the need to defend my peers because I know the mainstream media has portrayed the wrong …

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Cultural Conversations: Workplace Differences, U.S. vs. EU

US versus Europe

It’s officially August, and here in the United States, children are already heading back to school, a sign that summer vacation is a just a distant memory for most families. But in Europe, “out of office” notices are being sent and “closed for business” signs are being hung. For most of Europe, August marks a sort of “unofficial start” to …

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

internship

As the summer rolls around, the pressure for college students to build their resumes is overwhelming. Every conversation towards the end of the year involves questions about who is working where or who scored the coolest internship for the summer. While the constant chatter about work may make some want to run and hide, having an internship is a vital …

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4 Ways to Achieve Gold in the Telecommuting Games

telecommuting

As the world’s most talented athletes gather in Rio this summer to fight for the gold, you are stuck at home, watching from afar. While you may not have the speed of Usain Bolt, the grace of Gabby Douglas or the serve of Novak Djokovic, fear no more because with these tips on dos and don’ts, you are guaranteed to …

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to UC

Beach, office, summertime

Summertime is officially here people! Time to kick your feet up on your desk, change your desktop backdrop to a beach scene and turn on your desk fan to emulate an actual beach vacation away from the office. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the best idea. But, if you’re too worried about what’s going on at work to take some …

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The Optimal Office Temperature: A Definitive Conclusion to the Age-Old Debate

office temperature

Whether your office climate is reminiscent of a warm, humid rainforest or the icy tundra, it’s undeniable that office temperature has a significant bearing on both your productivity and your overall comfort in the workplace. The verdict has long been out concerning the optimal office temperature, and we here at PGi want to end the office temperature debate once and …

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12 Earth Day Quotes to Celebrate Mother Nature

Holiday celebrations in the workplace are a great way to break up the monotony of the work week. Earth Day allows us to celebrate the beauty of our planet while actively working to preserve that beauty for future generations. So utilize Earth Day as an opportunity to do some good. Make today a print-free work day. Have a waste-free lunch. …

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The Life of a Digital Nomad: 4 Tips for a Better Life

smart office

If your job requires a lot of travel time, then you know the challenges you face when it comes to working remote. Where it’s staying connected, trying to access files, or sometimes, just finding a decent Wi-Fi signal, there are a lot of bumps in the road when you’re always working on the road. But being a “digital nomad” has …

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