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How to Future Proof Your Workplace

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Technology has enabled us to work anywhere and the locations of work have extended beyond the office building, into a variety of public spaces, fundamentally altering how space is used over time, by blurring the boundaries between corporate, retail, hospitality and residential uses.

Top 5 Tips for Helping Lead a Productive and Happy Team

Erin Daruszka | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

I am managing a team of 11. My main goal is for them to be happy and productive. How do I optimize that experience for them? By not micromanaging and allowing them to work where they work best.

Top 10 Benefits of Flexible Work Policies for Companies

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

As a small business owner, I've witnessed firsthand over the last seven years the benefits of family-friendly policies and work-life benefits, both for my staff members and my company.

4 out of 5 Working Parents Have This at Work. Do You?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 12.23.2013 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

Let this Work and Family Month commemorate the year you asked for what you want and need in terms of work/life alignment.

Flex: What If You Don't? Squandering Corporate Value

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business
Sophie Wade

Despite all the data showing positive impact, there is a lingering general perception among corporations that workplace flexibility is an employee perk that should be earned, and otherwise is not worth the effort.

Finding Balance With Flexi Time

Joanna Lyall | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Joanna Lyall

Brilliant people too often will get fed up with the demands of and pressure of working in the traditional way and can't see how to make it all work and be happy. If companies want to keep these people in their business then big changes are required.

Stop Looking for the Best Employees

Dan Henry | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Dan Henry

Progressive organizations and their HR people spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to attract "the best" employees. Here's the secret: you can't.

Sophie Wade: The Changing Nature of Work (and What That Means for You)

Sophie Wade | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

How have your work habits been changing over the last few years? What might you be enjoying or resisting and why?

What's Your Flexible Working Tipping Point?

Jonathan Kini | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Jonathan Kini

With the advent of improved technology and an increasingly mobile workforce, the option to work where you need to be is becoming accepted, if not a necessity, for many organizations.

How Working From Home Could Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Flexible working policies have been championed by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and other influential women as a viable solution to the work-life bala...

Why Marissa Mayer Makes Me Mad as a Mom and a Manager

Ann Francke | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business
Ann Francke

Mayer's decision, ironically, is a huge diss on her own product set. It's like she's saying what Yahoo! offers doesn't deliver when it comes to creating meaningful human exchanges. For that we apparently need to resort to offices cubicles and water cooler encounters.

Yahoo Phone Home

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Dan Weisbeck

As we bring technology interaction to life, and we move beyond the traditional screen world of the Internet, so too must we free up content and collaboration so it can move with us from any environment to any device seamlessly.

Marissa's Mistake: Eliminating Workplace Flexibility Is Bad for Business

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Am I going to have to pretend I won't put my kids first if I want to climb to the top? And if I'm not willing to do that, is that the same as "opting out"? I'm in law school because I want to have a great career, but I refuse to accept that means I'll never have kids -- or, if I do, I'll never see them.

5 Last Minute Gifts for the Job Seeker

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Being unemployed during the holidays can take twice the toll on someone looking for work. If you know a person whose job search spirits you'd like to lift, here are some thoughtful gifts to help them land a job.

Workplace Flexibility Is Best When Determined by the Team

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Allison O'Kelly

Experts agree that workplace flexibility is viable only when both the employer and employee mutually benefit from the program. So how do we know that what's good for the goose (employee) is also good for the gander (employer)?

Flexible Force: Learning From the Olympics' Legacy and Embracing Change

Nelson Phillips | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Nelson Phillips

Resources can now be put in place to close the book on companies suffering from downtime. It's now over to the senior management to listen to the various demographics of their workforce and accept that change can be a positive, rather than purely disruptive force.

4 Tips for Working From the Road During the Holidays

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Even if you have the best intentions of taking time off to celebrate the holidays, work will manage to sneak in through one of your devices, so be prepared.

The Second Debate: In Pursuit of Women Voters

David Coates | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
David Coates

One of the most telling questions in the second debate focused on the gender pay gap: asking in what ways the candidates would "rectify the inequalities in the workplace. The Romney answer was an embarrassment and the president could have said more.