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Have you heard about the study published in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior that found the eroding boundary between work and family life takes a greater toll on women than men? That’s right – while some see workshifting as a woman’s best friend, the study found that the constant […]

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Opening the Door to Home Working

Posted by on 30 March 2011

I’ve noticed that articles giving advice on working from home frequently claim it’s essential to have a separate room so you can close a door on distractions during the working day and then shut work behind you at night. They imply that if you don’t have a spare room you shouldn’t really be thinking about […]

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Do me a favor and think about the top tools that you like to use for workshifting. Now if you are like me, I will bet that some, if not all, of the tools that you just came up with have some social aspect to them. Mark Zuckerberg is right, humans are social creatures and […]

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A workshifting life can be a life spent largely in the confines of one’s own head, whether at home, driving, on planes or in hotel rooms. It’s one of the workshifting realities. I recently met someone at a networking event and we were discussing the drawbacks of this much solitude. He said he used to […]

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We’ve brought some new people on board at our company recently. This week, we have two new students working with us on internship. They will be with us for the next 6 weeks or so, working on web development, design and video projects. As we’re a virtual office, our team members are free to work […]

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Let the Voting Begin!

Posted by on 24 March 2011

A few weeks ago we told you about the “Freedom to Let Go” contest that GoToMyPC was running to celebrate the launch of their GoToMyPC for iPad app. The three finalists have been announced and now the voting begins! Voting is open now and you can continue voting through March 30th. The video with the […]

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A few generations ago, companies used to look no further than their immediate neighborhoods to staff their organizations. People were able to walk to work and even eat lunch at home with the family; companies were able to satisfy the demand for productivity with an eager supply of local workers. But sometimes companies moved or […]

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The Workshifting Reality

Posted by on 22 March 2011

With the limelight shining particularly bright on it during Telework Week 2011, it occurred to me that “workshifting” is not merely a type of work arrangement, but also a state of mind and mode of behavior. Many a time, a workshifter’s reality is envied and aspired to; rarely are the coping mechanisms and behavioral discipline […]

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I have a sometimes problem. It has to do with “soft” deadlines and medium-level priorities. Now I never miss a milestone or a “hard” due date for a project that actually matters to someone other than myself. Interviews? Check. Drafts and finals? Check. Launch dates? Check. After practice pick-up? Check. My problem, it seems, is […]

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Workshifting from the ICU

Posted by on 18 March 2011

Did you know that hospitals have great wifi? Granted, a hospital is a weird place to workshift. But it can be done. Of course, I don’t recommend a steady dose of it, because it tends to mean that you or someone you love is stuck in one. In my case: my mom. Without delving into […]

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