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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 …

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 …

How to Come in Late to the Office

It’s 10:30 AM on a Thursday. Having workshifted from home to attend an early online meeting with my teammates in Germany, I drive in to the office mid-morning. How should I make my entrance? Loudly call out “Good morning, everybody!” and wave broadly as I walk to my …

5 Tips to Finding Productive Work Space

Choosing new and spontaneous environments while workshifting is part of the fun. Whether near or far, together or alone, at the cafe or the hotel, millions of options exist – but that’s the reason you chose to workshift: you get to make that decision for yourself. However, there …