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How We Use Our Time

Richard Barrington | Posted 07.20.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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...

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.

Work-Family Conflict is Not the Problem. Overwork Is.

Robin J. Ely | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robin J. Ely

A person must continually re-subscribe to the work-family narrative -- and to the illusion of wholeness it provides -- in order to block out any feelings of being denied the basic human need for a life infused with both work and love.

The Chopping Block Paradox: Why Companies Cut Programs They Can't Afford to Lose

Lori Nishiura Mackenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie

Companies' choices about what to put on the chopping block reveal a resistance to change that is rooted not in economic necessity, but in outdated mores, habits and assumptions. The workplaces that will prove the most successful five, ten or twenty years from now aren't the ones that deal with economic crisis by pretending it's 1950.

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.

HP & Yahoo's Telecommuting Breakup: It's Not You, It's Me!

Kenneth Matos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

It might get some folks thinking that this is the beginning of mass telework jilting throughout Corporate America. But all indicators point to it maintaining strong relationships within the biggest and smallest employers in the country.