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5 Reasons Why Bosses Resist Flexible Work (and what you can do about it)

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Lots of working parents benefit from working alternative work schedules, such as telecommuting a day or two a week or shifting hours around family responsibilities.

5 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Remote workers are an increasingly important part of daily operations for modern businesses. Even so, many companies struggle with how to properly manage their virtual staff. Here are five tips to help you get things back under control and maximize your productivity--and that of your remote workers.

Telecommuting and Disability Employment Accommodations

Brad Reid | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Employment discrimination litigation under the ADA frequently focuses on the requirement that an employer provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee unless it would cause an undue hardship to the employer. However, any accommodation need not change an essential job function as that would be inherently unreasonable.

5 Things You Need to Know About Telecommuting

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The debates around open vs. closed office spaces are continuing to heat up and I still think these debates are absolutely pointless. As I've said many times, the debate shouldn't be around cubicle or open space, it should instead be all about workplace flexibility.

5 Benefits of Telecommuting for Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

Employees the world over want to work from home, but many small businesses shy away from allowing telecommuting in their place of work. Maybe it's because they are afraid of losing control over employees, or maybe it's because they don't know enough about telecommuting as a benefit.

5 Tips to Leverage Your Remote 'Telecommuting' Team

David Finkel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Small Business
David Finkel

There are many advantages to a remote workforce. Since 2005, tele-community has grown by nearly 80 percent. Forrester Research's US Telecommuting Forecast predicts 43 percent of the U.S. workforce will work from home by 2016.

Commuting Could Be Shaving Years Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

The long commute has become a staple of the American work experience: The average round-trip commute is close to an hour and at least 10 percent of th...

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Want To Guarantee Your Right To Seek A Flexible Work Schedule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Democrats in the House and Senate plan to introduce a bill Wednesday that would guarantee workers the right to request flexible work arrangements with...

10 Make-Extra-Money Jobs You Can Do From Home

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Cari Wira Dineen | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Whether you already work and want to make more money, or are retired and looking to supplement your income, there are...

Considering Life Without Owning a Car

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

According to an October study by U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) and the Frontier Group, millennials are driving significantly less than older Americans.

Why Wasting Time Might Be Exactly What Telecommuting Is All About

Robin Hardman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When we work at home, we have more options. These are the very options that appear to terrify so many managers. Yet often these are the very options that help inject a little more balance into our lives -- the options that make working from home so desirable.

Introducing Remote Justice

Melanie Zurek | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Melanie Zurek

For us, remote work is defined not by whether one of us is located in or out of our office, but by our locations in relation to each other. In this way, we are all remote workers, with benefits that have included increased trust, greater flexibility, better work-life balance

5 Steps to Create Sacred Hours of Not Working in 2015

James Calder | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
James Calder

Because marketing is now a constant stream of information profession, I am available pretty much every day of the week at some point or another. Of course, I try to scale things back on the weekends when I can. Did I mention that my wife and I have a 14-month-old daughter?

Exploring What the Future Of Work Won't Look Like

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We spend a lot of time exploring what the future of work is going to look like (myself included). However, it's helpful to take a step and examine some of the outdated practices and ways of thinking about work that WON'T be coming with us.

4 Signs You're Not Cut Out for Working from Home

John Rampton | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Working from home is the American dream for many -- but it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Simply put, not everyone is cut out for telecommuting, working from home, or virtual offices -- and that's okay.

Do We Need Offices?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We do not need to rely on offices. Today, as long as we can connect to the internet we are able to get our jobs done regardless of where we are or when we are connected. This means employees can work from home offices, cafes, co-working facilities, or anywhere else they can get wifi.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

6 Habits to Work From Home Successfully

Jose Vasquez | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

The digital era allows many of us to work from home, but it's important to implement these six habits if you want to stay productive.

How We Use Our Time

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.06.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

I'm a financial analyst, not a philosopher, and yet in my writings about money I often touch on the subject of time. Generally, this is because the tw...

Why the Future of Work Is Already Here

Sean Kim | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

It's a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto. I'm also instant-messaging a co-worker in New York City, about ...

Emma Plumb: Building Great Work Cultures Through Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Emma Plumb

My boss and I have been working together for over a year, and we've never met in person. She trusts me to make the most effective and productive decisions about where I work and how I structure my time.

Leadership Challenges With Remote-Based Workers

Dan Pontefract | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Whether small, medium or large in size, organizations have been or are set to grapple with remote-based leadership issues. I believe there are some compelling reasons why this is going to snowball quite soon, and leaders will want to prepare themselves to augment or adapt new leadership styles as workers begin to work from anywhere.

Stop Spreading Lies About Telecommuting

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

I've been working from home for years, and I've built my company as a completely virtual one. So when I hear the pervasive myths (lies, really) that continue to exist about working from home, it gets me a little grumpy.

10 Tips for Telecommuting Success

John Egan | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
John Egan

As appealing as telecommuting can be, it's not for everyone, however. But for those who are suited to telecommuting, experts offer these 10 tips for making it work.

Telecommuting: How to Be a Shooting (Not Falling) Star

Beverly Troxtell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Beverly Troxtell

The conscious change was critical to my survival. It made me a more effective, happy, and high-performing employee. It required me to work more efficiently. It accelerated and enhanced my job performance. And it enabled me to finally and happily live, reigniting my light and sending me on an upward trajectory.