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It was only about 10 years ago that the concept of working from home was foreign to me. At the time I was working for a large, international high-tech firm, I still wasn’t able to go mobile. We had to jump through a lot of hoops to access our email from anywhere but our office, […]

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Today we have a guest post from Lisa Reeves, general manager and vice president of the Access & Cloud line of business at Citrix Online. Today’s workforce is more mobile than ever. And being this mobile, we’re able to keep business moving even when Mother Nature isn’t on her best behavior. But did you know […]

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While video conferencing technology isn’t exactly considered “new” technology, it has long been considered a potentially revolutionary solution for healthcare. Why? Not only does it mean that patients can receive real-time access to specialists in metropolitan hospitals regardless of their location, but it also dramatically improves the way that GPs and clinicians share information and […]

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Are you a consultant who workshifts between your home office, the library resource center and the orthodontist waiting room? Afraid you might flub an important detail or miss a deadline because your day is consumed by work for 2 or more (distinctly different) clients? Then this article’s for you. Tips for managing concurrent client programs […]

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While I am a frequent workshifter, I am not a very mobile one. I may work in different rooms in my house during the day, but when I work from home, I tend to stay home. That’s where my kids and my stuff are, and I don’t have to dress up. Because I mostly workshift […]

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It is no mystery that leaders are readers. Warren Buffet once answered in an interview that if he could have one superpower, it would be to read faster. There is a ton of wisdom in that reply. Here are a few great reads for you workshifters out there (with 140 character reviews for you Twitter […]

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Two recent surveys by the Small Business Authority make for interesting reading. Perhaps not surprisingly, uncertainty about the U.S. economy has been identified as one of the top three challenges facing small businesses, fueled by ongoing concerns about the growing U.S. debt and deficit (46%) and over-regulation (35%). Economic uncertainty is once again seen as […]

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Al Pittampalli and The Domino Project have recently published a book, “Read This Before Our Next Meeting,” focused on the modern meeting and the importance it plays in businesses success. Al provides strategies on how to replace mediocre meetings with well-managed, productive meetings. With Al’s permission we have been allowed to share this exclusive excerpt […]

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Way back in 2006, CBS News aired a special on “Working 24/7.” Interestingly enough, it was revisited in 2009 and then again recently in 2011. The news special highlighted the fact that “signs of our addiction to work are everywhere… The Digital Revolution means cell phones, wireless Internet and handheld computers like the BlackBerry allow […]

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Distractions are one of the most common reasons people think they can never workshift. They believe that when left to their own devices – working from a home office, coffee shop or wherever – they would be far too distracted by trivialities and would never be as productive as they are when working in an […]

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