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Some People Still Don’t Get Workshifting

It was only about 10 years ago that the concept of working from home was foreign to me. At the time I was working for a large, international high-tech firm, I still wasn’t able to go mobile. We had to jump through a lot of hoops to access …

7 Ways to Keep Your Contract Business Running Smoothly

Are you a consultant who workshifts between your home office, the library resource center and the orthodontist waiting room? Afraid you might flub an important detail or miss a deadline because your day is consumed by work for 2 or more (distinctly different) clients? Then this article’s for …

Workshifting Balance: What It Really Means to You!

Having recently completed my largest assignment as a workshifter yet, I faced some familiar demons. Workdays of 10 to 12 hours had become a distant memory since I began setting my own time, managing my own workflow and balancing my professional boundaries, but that was not to last. …

Why Employers Should Trust Workshifting Employees

According to the Telework Research Network, productivity increases by 27 percent among those who workshift. This statistic should be of great interest to employers everywhere, as productivity, or the lack thereof, is one of the biggest challenges they face today. Whenever you are responsible for a workforce, you …

Treating Employees Like Adults Instead of Like School Children

I recently heard about the tardy policy enforced at a friend’s former workplace. If she was late to the office twice in one week, she was publicly shamed at a team meeting, where the rest of the group would be told, “Susy is ineligible for the weekly recognition …

4 Surprising Insights from a Huge Video Conferencing Survey

The possibility of being able to see the person you’re talking with while on the phone is not new – it’s literally been decades since the first commercial services have tried to deliver on that promise. What is new, however, is multipoint video conferencing that is affordable, portable …

7 Secrets to Managing a Workshifting Team

A growing question for organizations with remote workers: How can our managers lead teams of people they don’t see every day? It’s a legitimate question. With an increased focus on telework, comes a new set of rules for managers. Or does it really? Is it possible that what …

Whatever, Whenever, Wherever – The New Workplace is Anywhere You Are

The way we work is changing and there is no stopping it. As organizations look to maximize business agility and productivity while ensuring they can attract and retain the best possible talent, the adoption of workshifting continues to rise. In yesterday’s PC era, workshifters were the exception to …

Generation Flux – Reboot your Organization For Success Now

Do you ever have a day when you walk into your office and you simply wish you could reboot the company, association, or organization to wipe out all the old and start fresh? The cover of Fast Company Magazine this month is calling this “Generation Flux”. With that …