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muddytrenches

From the Trenches: Poor Management

Posted by on 29 October 2009

Robin’s story where she paid tribute to a great manager is exceptional, and I just don’t have anything that quite measures up on the positive side of things. However, I do have my experiences from the trenches that challenge the assumptions that a lot of us make regarding the whole workshifting proposition.   I think […]

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coffeeshop

In a recent cover story in Business Week, Gen-Y was painted as a helpless group. A large population that is settling for underpaying opportunities, moving into fields just to have a cube to call home or staying home with mom and dad while they wait out the Recovery Plan. Only 46% of people aged 16-24 […]

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ajleonworkshifting

Today Zack Grossbart stops by again to provide some tips for effectively hiring workshifters.  Zack is the author of the upcoming book The One Minute Commute and writes over on his blog.  Zack focuses much of his writing on exploring how to build distributed teams using best practices from the high-tech industry. Hiring a workshifter […]

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floodwaters

When the Levee Breaks

Posted by on 26 October 2009

Today we have a guest post from Sean Ryan.  Sean is an research analyst with IDC focused on mobile enterprise software.  Ok, now that I have pegged myself for a Led Zeppelin fan with the title of this post, I can get to the second reason I had for choosing this particular title. We all […]

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stressballsattack

Small Distractions Keep You Focused

Posted by on 23 October 2009

Today Zack Grossbart stops by to take a different take on distractions and focus.  Zack is the author of the upcoming book The One Minute Commute and writes over on his blog.  Zack focuses much of his writing on exploring how to build distributed teams using best practices from the high-tech industry. Everyone knows that […]

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oldtimeclock

Today we have a guest post from Katty Kay.  Katty is the Washington correspondent for BBC News America and co-author of Womenomics: The Workplace Revolution that Will Change Your Life (2009). Stephanie is sitting at her desk, half an eye on the clock, the other half on the light in her boss’ office. She has […]

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trenches

At some point during one’s corporate career, we learn that our success is less dependent on “what we do” versus “who we work for.”  No matter when this moment occurs it is a bit shocking. I learned this in my late 20s – I had a boss who coached and mentored me with such wisdom.  […]

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lightswitch

Turning Off

Posted by on 21 October 2009

The nice thing about being a workshifter is you only have to work half days–the question is, which 12 hours. It’s odd that so many employers worry about their remote employees goofing off, instead of just focusing on results, when, in fact, everyone I talk to has opposite problem–overworking and turning it off at the […]

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eworkplace

I would like to introduce you to eWorkPlace, a new and exciting program available for Twin Cities metro employers. Are you ready to be an eWorkPlace Employer? What is eWorkPlace?   Set in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, eWorkPlace is a cooperative venture to not only reduce traffic congestion and gridlock, but to assist employers […]

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workshifting-savannah

Personality Type and Telecommuting

Posted by on 20 October 2009

Today Jacquelyn Brown stops by to ask for your assistance with a research project exploring personality type, telecommuting and the potential connection between them.  Jacquelyn has been workshifting for the past 7 years and is currently working on her PhD at the University of San Diego with a research focus specifically on telecommuting. As a […]

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