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

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

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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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Culture is the Key to Work-Life Balance

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Collaboration can be the gateway to work-life balance, true, but it can also lead to an environment where workers are expected to be constantly connected. The fact of the matter is that the technology in our lives has created a scenario where we’re inclined to check our phones at all hours of the night. It’s become engrained into our collective …

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The Demise of the Work Week | Is 50+ Hours the New Normal?

The buzz around the Internet watercooler these days is the four-day work week, a new offering from modern businesses trying to attract top talent and claim “best place to work” swagger. A new survey from PGi reveals that regardless of how many days a company instills as the standard, 87% of knowledge workers admit to working beyond the 40-hour norm. …

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How to Get More Out of Your Workday

Recently, I have come to the conclusion that there are very few things worse than fighting a losing battle against your own eyelids. This can be especially frustrating while trying to get things done at the office. Getting a good night’ s rest is a solid start, but here are five additional healthy habits that will help propel you forward into a more …

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

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,” …

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25 Thank You Quotes to Share Your Gratitude

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Have someone you want to thank but unsure of how? Share these 25 thank you quotes to express your gratitude with colleagues, friends, family, social connections and business partners today and year round.  My favorite? “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not the mind” ~Lionel Hampton [slideshare id=41814168&doc=25quotesthanksgivinggratitude-141120105348-conversion-gate01] Building a company culture of gratitude—a business environment …

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20 Epic CEO Quotes to Help You Conquer the World | Motivational Quotes for Work

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to begin another workday? Are you striving to achieve more, to sell your idea or create something that’s never been created before? Or are you frustrated, hitting the wall to find out what your professional passion truly is? Sometimes, a little motivation goes a long way, and some of the …

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How to Squeeze the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer Vacation

Are you trying to squeeze in one last getaway before summer officially comes to a close? About 82 percent of workers check in with the office daily while on vacation, creating what we call a workation—a blending of work and vacation. Although it might not seem like the ideal scenario, you can successfully enjoy your vacation while stayin­g connected to …

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Is Technology Really the Big Bad Wolf to Work-Life Balance?

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Recently CIO asked, “Is the Work-Life Balance a Myth?” Unlike many that regard technology as the primary cause of imbalance, the author and experts in the article deem it the champion for perfect harmony between work hours and free time. The disappearing divide between our work and personal lives is in fact reality, but to take this one step further, …

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#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 …

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R.I.P. 40-Hour Work Week

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 …

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Winding Down the Work Week [Infographic]

The lines have blurred between work hours and personal time. In our newest infographic, Winding Down the Work Week, explore the changes in businesses around the world as the 40-hour work week continues its shift toward the workplace of the future. null Work emails, schedules and documents are accessible (even editable) on mobile devices, bringing the workplace to anywhere with …

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25 Creativity Quotes to Inspire Innovation

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Need a little inspiration? The top 25 creativity quotes of all time from the smartest, most innovative people in our world, today, tomorrow and yesterday. Any quotes to add? [slideshare id=35540165&doc=25-creativity-quotes-to-inspire-innovation-140605145738-phpapp02] “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams “Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” – …

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10 Productivity Hacks for Spring Cleaning Your Work-Life

It’s spring cleaning season for your work-life! Tidy up that desk, clean out your inbox, organize your to-do list and use this slideshow with PGi’s top 10 productivity hacks. Your work-life balance will be aligned with just a few tweaks, boosting your productivity at work and your happiness at home (even if you work at home!). [slideshare id=33271674&doc=10productivityhacksforspring-140408082749-phpapp02] 10 Productivity …

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Professional Development | The Importance of Being Brave in Your Career

“Nothing is black and white, nothing’s ‘us or them.’ But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, it gives you hope.” — Dave Matthews There are twice as many “actively disengaged” workers in the world as there are “engaged” workers, according to a Gallup report. …

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Productivity at Work | 2014 Anti-Trend List for Modern Workers

2014 is a pivotal year for modern workers and productivity at work. Companies are just starting to get on board with worker demands: flexible work, benefits and technology choices. Workers are starting to use technology to work smarter and improve their productivity at work: mobile devices, productivity apps and intuitive collaboration software. To move forward, however, we must STOP habits …

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5 Productivity Tips and Fixes for Your Email

I finished nothing at work today. Oh, I did a whole lot. I just never finished anything. Here’s my half-finished list: Opened but didn’t send a calendar invitation for Thursday. The odds are, I’ll completely forget to send it before I leave today and then struggle to find open times on six people’s calendars on Wednesday afternoon. Tried to finish …

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25 Leadership Quotes from the World’s Greatest Leaders

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Whether you need a little leadership inspiration today or want to inspire your team and/or social networks, here are my top 25 leadership quotes from the world’s greatest leaders—past and present. [slideshare id=34084385&doc=25leadershipquotesfromtheworldsgreatestleaders-140429101051-phpapp01] 1. “The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” —Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime …

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3 Benefits of Telecommuting

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It’s 6:00 and your alarm wakes you up. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally stumble out of bed. With one eye open, you brush your teeth, throw some water on your face and make your way to the kitchen to get that very important cup of coffee. After you’ve actually opened both of your eyes, …

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