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Archive | October, 2010

This is a cartoon by self-employed and home working illustrator Ian Dicks, and like all successful humor, it contains an element of truth.  No, you may not need an interview to become self-employed or to start working flexibly, but you’d better quickly get used to looking in the mirror and asking yourself some searching questions! […]

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Tom Bunzel stops by today to discuss the changing face of learning and the growth of online training . Tom is a writer, consultant and trainer in Los Angeles and the author of “Tools of Engagement:  Presenting and Training in a World of Social Media” and can be reached through his website. For a long […]

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Before my flight to Chicago took off the other day, the woman in 3C was talking business on her mobile. She was suggesting that her caller contact John Doe, who was a good employee but a tad indiscreet. And to stay away from Jane Deere, because she couldn’t be trusted with confidential information. Yup, she […]

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Today we have a guest post from Keith Rosen on the considerations between remote coaching and face-to-face coaching. Keith is the President of , a provider of leadership and sales coaching and corporate training. He is also the author of Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions: A Tactical Playbook for Managers and Executives, The Complete Idiot’s […]

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10 Tips for Moving a Home Office

Posted by on 22 October 2010

My husband and I recently moved into a new apartment here in Chicago. One of the main reasons we selected the new place was because it has an office – an actual separate room, with a window, lots of light and most importantly a door (that closes!). This is a big change for me – […]

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, books, blogs, and Websites filled with advice about how to manage remote workers (or telecommuters, or workshifters, or distributed teams–we tend to use these terms interchangeably, even though we know there are subtle distinctions among them). However, most of that advice amounts to broad generalizations or “bumper-sticker”-like […]

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Taking Time to Refuel

Posted by on 21 October 2010

After having run out of gas, I had a thought on the side of a lonely highway in Utah during our Rise of the Cubicle Farmer road trip and it made me think about how sometimes we may push too hard, too fast.  Sometimes the best decision might be to rest and regroup and start […]

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One of the nice things about working in an office environment is the camaraderie. Especially if we run into a problem. There’s always someone to talk to or help us figure it out. In a workshifting situation, that dynamic changes, and we have to work through our own problems. The first step to solving our […]

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Today we are releasing the results of a study that was conducted by Forrester with Citrix Online (you know, the GoToMeeting folks who help us keep the lights on around here) that looks at how business people communicate and collaborate across the globe. As workshifters, we all know how liberating it is to work when, […]

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Okay, maybe I’m a cheap date about anything that promotes remote work, but this video by WorkshiftCalgary brought tears to my eyes. If you can’t view the below video, go watch it over here. Robyn Bews, the project manager for WorkshiftCalgary, and her team have put together a truly impressive program to help Calgary businesses […]

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