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Exploring What the Future Of Work Won't Look Like

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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 However, it's helpful to take a step and examine some of the outdated practices and ways of thinking about work that WON'T be coming with us.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 12.01.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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.

State of the US Workplace: Good and Bad News

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

The ongoing National Study of Employers -- a study of employers with 50 or more employees conducted by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) -- reveals five surprising trends between 2008 (and in some cases 2005) and 2014.

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.

Understanding the Proliferation of Virtual Teams in the Global Economy

Frankie Rendón | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Frankie Rendón

While virtual teams can cut costs, they also provide a significantly more varied team base that contributes to the depth and breadth of an organization. As with all teams, virtual teams can be highly functional, or highly dysfunctional.

I Was Raised By the Internet: On Sharing Your Life With Everyone and No One at Once

H. Alan Scott | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
H. Alan Scott

I don't want to give up on technology, it's part of my life, part of who I am. That said, I do want to make it work for me so that I can be a complete person.

Survey Reveals Increasing Benefits From the Rise in Telecommuting

Brett Greene | Posted 06.15.2014 | Denver
Brett Greene

A recent survey was conducted by PGi to report on telecommuting. Out of those surveyed, a total of 80 percent of knowledge workers (workers that do no...

Taking Care of Mom at 30: How I Traded Success-Seeking for Gratitude and Found Success Anyway

David Barron | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Barron

Like most, I moved to L.A. to reinvent myself. Except in my case, I was moving home. I loved my 10 years in the Northeast. I had made a real life there. I even came close to starting a family there. But part of me felt as if I had failed to thrive.

Working From Home? It Could Cost You!

Robin Hardman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

Each April, at least some of those state-crossing commuters encounter a rude surprise. The poor suckers coming in from Connecticut are one of the best examples.

Telecommuting: You're Missing the Point If You Think It's All or Nothing

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

You either telecommute or you don't telecommute, right? There can't possibly be any gray area when it comes to this work arrangement... or so studies ...

5 Most Popular Careers for Flexible Jobs

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Could we be at a turning point for flexible and telecommuting jobs, where the availability of remote work and flexible schedules finally meets the job...

The Home Office Worker's Tale

Robin Hardman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Robin Hardman

I sat down to work a couple weeks ago, ready to tick off the first in a long to-do list. From what I could tell, this was a spectacular crash. An hour of frantic booting and rebooting, phone calls and "system restore," and I had to face the truth: My computer was one with the angels.

3 Ways To Increase Employee Retention

Carol Roth | Posted 03.16.2014 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Here are a few options that businesses can implement to attract more employees and keep them for the long haul.

Top 100 Companies Offering Remote Jobs in 2014

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Studies from Stanford University and the University of Minnesota have shown that telecommuters are 13 percent more productive than office-bound workers.

The Scary And Amazing Future Of Work

XPRIZE | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Vivek Wadhwa Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University. Cubicles with low walls, open collaboration areas, desks and com...