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

David Barron | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 02.25.2014 | 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.

Hello Meg Whitman! Telecommuters Are Not the Problem

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Both HP and Yahoo's CEOs seem to think more face time translates into more light bulbs above employees' heads. But is that really true?

Why Hurricanes, Floods, Fires and Telecommuting Go Together

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Telecommuting allows me to hire the best people for my team regardless of their location. This in turn gives our company a "disseminated workforce." 

Why I Stopped Working From Home (and Bashing Marissa Mayer)

Christie O. Tate | Posted 09.24.2013 | Women
Christie O. Tate

I was thrilled to be working from home: I bought a new desk, reveled in the short commute from my bedroom to my home office, and enjoyed not having to get dressed up one day a week. After four months in my new job, though, I stopped working from home.

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...

Balancing the Technology in Our Lives

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 09.01.2013 | Technology
Sara Sutton Fell

Connection comes in all forms. We establish connections with our families, our friends, our coworkers and even the world at large. Yet, many people worry that technology is destroying human connection.

The Wild West of Virtual Offices: Have Keyboards Become Six-Shooters?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, made her inaugural splash by announcing that working from home was no longer an option for Yahoo employees, a collective gasp was heard around the telecommuting world.

Your Next Doctor Could Save Your Life From Hundreds Of Miles Away

XPRIZE | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Peter Murray Contributor, Singularity University. Collaborating with colleagues through a telepresence robot, taking notes while the teacher&...

'The Office' Comes To An End, But The Virtual Office Is Just Beginning

Todd R. Miller | Posted 07.17.2013 | Small Business
Todd R. Miller

The end of 'The Office' is also an allegory for the real business world, as the sun begins to set on traditional bricks & mortar offices that have been the bedrock of American corporate culture for decades. As Dunder Mifflin packs its cubicles, it may be time for real businesses to take a hard look at their own, as the tradition of a Monday-to-Friday commute to the office is becoming obsolete.

Government Needs to Lean Out to Help Working Moms

Carrie Lukas | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Carrie Lukas

No set of policies will solve the fundamental challenge women face in balancing work and family: There are only 24-hours in a day, and we cannot be in two places at once. The best we can do is create an environment that leads to a wide variety of opportunities

Survey: Telecommuting Is More Than a Perk for Workers With Disabilities

Barbara Otto | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

That tells me something I've been saying all along to hiring managers and HR executives: Qualified people with disabilities can be recruited just like anyone else, and very rarely do they need special treatment.

How I Make My Living on 'Workations'

LearnVest | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
LearnVest

Six years ago, my husband (then boyfriend) and I set out to find a way to develop our careers while traveling the world -- and without breaking the bank.

Telecommuting: It's Not All or Nothing

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

I would say that 99 percent of the companies out there would benefit on both productivity and collaboration by offering some forms of work flexibility to their team -- whether it's as minimal as having a flexible schedule once a week or telecommuting a half-day a month, to more comprehensive flexibility options.