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Winter Storm Jonas and Business Continuity Make Strange Bedfellows

Rose Stanley | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Rose Stanley

Figuring out how to deal with significant snow, ice and possible coastal flooding and power outages is not only on the minds of up to 50 million peopl...

Small Business D.R.E.A.M.S.

Leigh Searl | Posted 10.20.2016 | Business
Leigh Searl

The strength of our nation lies with local economies and local economies thrive on the success of small businesses. When those businesses fail, the surrounding economy fails.

t's National Telework Week... and Time for a Career that Works Best for YOU

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

There is a disconnect between what is being offered and what women feel they can take advantage of without jeopardizing their professional development.

5 Steps to Successfully Adding a Telework Program at Your Company

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

As someone who works from home myself and has since my first telecommuting job in 2007, I can tell you personally that there are challenges, benefits and opportunities that telecommuting can bring.

Teleworking and Technology: Why We Can Get a Land Rover on Mars But Can't Get IM on Our Desktops

Rose Stanley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rose Stanley

In a previous blog, I spoke about some teleworking results from WorldatWork's recently published Survey on Workplace Flexibility. This blog serves as a "part 2" discussing technology that enables teleworkers to work effectively and why some still are in the dark ages about using them.

13.4 Million Reasons Not to Ban Telecommuting

Nanette Fondas | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Nanette Fondas

Then snowstorms hit the Midwest and East Coast, closing schools and businesses, and people turned to -- you guessed it -- telecommuting to stay productive and safe. When the snow melts, will the backlash against teleworking continue?

Teleworking a Deal Breaker?

Rose Stanley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

The higher an organization rates itself as having a flexible culture, the lower the organization's voluntary turnover rate.

Flexibility Works, When Done Right

Kathleen E. Christensen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business
Kathleen E. Christensen

Are there employees at Yahoo whose work is best completed at a physical office on a traditional nine-to-five schedule? I'm sure there are. Is this the best work structure for all 14,000 of their employees? Certainly not.

Flu Is Trouble With a Capital T

Rose Stanley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

Organizations can address this in several ways. Right now, they need to encourage their employees that are too ill to work or who are contagious and ill, to stay at home in bed and recover.

Jason Gilbert

Forget Working From Home, Now We're Working From Anywhere | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology

In Internet-speak, an increasingly common status message on Gchat or AOL Instant Messenger is "wfh," or "working from home." Following Hurricane Sandy...

Top Executive or Great Parent: Choose One?

Josh Sawislak | Posted 11.18.2012 | DC
Josh Sawislak

Did you know that next month, October, is National Work and Family Month? What a better time to talk about working and having a family at the same time.

Failure Is a Winning Strategy

Josh Sawislak | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Josh Sawislak

Most days I write about management issues such as the intersection of work and technology, remote collaboration, and management by objective, not attendance. Today I want to talk about how we fail.

Mobility and Access: Driving Government on the Information Superhighway

Josh Sawislak | Posted 03.31.2012 | DC
Josh Sawislak

The real sea change here is not a federal commitment to cloud computing, telework, or even social media, but rather a realization that the nature of work and government service to its citizens has changed.

Telework Isn't Just for Breakfast Anymore

Josh Sawislak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Sawislak

Teleworkers are more productive, better focused, and still have more time to spend with their families and doing civic work. Studies have shown this, ...

How to Kill Telework: My Brilliant Plan

Josh Sawislak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Josh Sawislak

I guess I should start with full disclosure that the anti-telework lobby is paying me $50,000 to come up with a foolproof plan to send telework to an ...

Silly Season Is Over, So Now What?

Josh Sawislak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sawislak

Ah, election season. What a joy. It's a time when your television is full of ads about who is going to ruin your life faster, (pre-recorded) phone cal...

The Federal Coach: Rethinking the Workplace in the 21st Century

Tom Fox | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Tom Fox

One of the major barriers to implementing telework in federal agencies is the assumption by managers that the physical presence of employees equals strong performance

Dubious Distinctions

Josh Sawislak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Sawislak

How about we spend less time driving? Lets all spend time doing something that is more important. Getting off the road is good for the environment, good for our wallets, and may keep us out of the emergency room and the body shop.

Backup For The Productive Nomad

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

Being able to work out of the office doesn't just boost productivity, it's an added attraction for the modern employee who thinks better on his feet, and on the go.