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Since starting at Citrix 5 years ago, I’ve internalized the company motto: “Work with anyone from anywhere.” Although we’ve been using this saying for a long time, mobile technology has only recently caught up. I can still picture an image we used to use for marketing that showed someone working on a beach with a […]

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Dr. Seuss had a way of putting things just so. He said, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” He was absolutely right. You have expertise, experience and a desire to make a difference. This makes you completely unique and uniquely important. If you don’t put […]

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Google+ For The Workshifter

Posted by on 19 October 2011

Google+, the latest and greatest social network, hit the Interweb about 4 months ago in a limited field trial. A select group of, oh, 25 million people or so were invited to poke around and check things out. Last month, Google+ opened its doors to the public at large, so now you only need a […]

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Today we have a guest post from Roger Courville. Roger is the principal analyst and Global Training Guy at 1080 Group, LLC. Roger recently completed a study and checklist on video conferencing and shares his top 4 surprising insights from the study. The possibility of being able to see the person you’re talking with while […]

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I recently heard about the tardy policy enforced at a friend’s former workplace. If she was late to the office twice in one week, she was publicly shamed at a team meeting, where the rest of the group would be told, “Susy is ineligible for the weekly recognition award because she was late twice this […]

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According to the Telework Research Network, productivity increases by 27 percent among those who workshift. This statistic should be of great interest to employers everywhere, as productivity, or the lack thereof, is one of the biggest challenges they face today. Whenever you are responsible for a workforce, you encounter many varied obstacles to motivating your […]

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Having recently completed my largest assignment as a workshifter yet, I faced some familiar demons. Workdays of 10 to 12 hours had become a distant memory since I began setting my own time, managing my own workflow and balancing my professional boundaries, but that was not to last. All of a sudden the lure of […]

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When we do the 9 to 5 thing in an office environment, our time isn’t always our own. We’re told when to show up in the morning, when to break for lunch (and how much time we’re allowed), and told when it’s acceptable to go home. While we’re expected to manage our time in an […]

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This week, Australia’s fifth and final National Broadband Network (NBN) first release site was launched by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, and the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Senator Penny Wong. The site, located in Willunga, South Australia, joins the other four sites in Townsville (QLD), Brunswick (VIC), Kiama […]

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Have you ever tried to imagine what the future of technology will be like? Ignoring the perennial favorites (seriously, where’s my flying car already?), nailing down those small-time changes that add up to a real culture shift is no easy feat. I recently got myself an HD webcam (to use in my GoToMeeting with HDFaces™ […]

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