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We pitted a remote worker against an office-bound employee. So, which side are you on?  According to a recent TUC report, employees spend about 200 hours (equivalent to an extra 5 working weeks) traveling to and from work per year. Imagine that time stacking up throughout your career. I’m not alone in wanting to claw […]

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Erin_Hintz

“Work,” says Erin Hintz, “is not a place you go but a thing you do.” As the VP of global marketing and the GM of eCommerce for the Online Services division of Citrix, Erin has oodles of experience managing workshifters. In my recent interview with her, she explores the benefits of flexible working for companies […]

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ThemedWorkdays

Thriving in business today sometimes means you have to wear a lot of hats. Leaders, by the nature of their position, give up rights for responsibilities. For this reason, an old article on Fast Company caught my eye recently. It is an interview with Jack Dorsey, the founder of Square. (He also started a little […]

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A Paris Connection

A Paris Connection

Posted by on 21 November 2012

One of the most travelled persons I know, Grace Burns, director of Events for the Online Services division of Citrix, was en route to Barcelona and the Citrix Synergy Conference when she had a layover in Paris (my current workshifting home away from home). As she seems in constant travel mode, I couldn’t resist the […]

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A Day in the Workshifting Life of Today’s Fashionably Flexible Women

Today we have a guest post from Roberto Romualdez. Roberto is Head of Wear to Work designs at New York & Company, advocating for fashionable yet functional wear-to-work clothing. NY&CO is a leading specialty retailer of women’s fashion apparel and accessories that provides perfectly fitting work blouses, dresses and tailored suiting options. Many women in today’s workforce work remotely. Some work […]

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OurMobileLives

Today we have a guest post from Elena Bajic, founder and CEO of IvyExec.com, a selective online career network for top performers. Ivy Exec provides access to hand-picked executive jobs and professional development tools to a community of 185,000+ carefully selected professionals.  Update: Since Elena drafted this post, her power, phone and Internet have been […]

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One More Step Towards Flexible Working

At Citrix, we believe everyone should be entitled to flexible working rights that embrace the technologies and lifestyles of the 21st century. This past Tuesday, the UK took another step forward in advancing these rights, announcing radical reforms for flexible working arrangements. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s announcement that UK flexible working laws are outdated […]

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Office Politics: A Rise to the Top

How to Manage Your Virtual Boss

Posted by on 14 November 2012

Dealing with a nightmare boss can be even more difficult when you’re workshifting. But flexible working expert and author Carmela Southers says that a troubled workplace relationship may not always be your manager’s fault. Her message is bracing and powerful – it takes away any excuses. But it also offers a path forward that works for […]

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EvolutionOfTheOffice

The Evolution of the Office

Posted by on 13 November 2012

Today, we have a guest post from Alan Cairns. Alan writes on a number of subjects including virtual receptionists and telephone answering services. The idea of what makes a good working environment is constantly changing, so it’s no surprise that different businesses choose to operate in very different ways. Here are various office setups and their implications for […]

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FamilyHoliday

Today we have a guest post from Tom Drews. Tom is the CEO of Making Minutes!, which helps people to make the most of their minutes in business and life. His company also delivers virtual presentation skills training, helping people to effectively engage their audiences using GoToMeeting or any comparable platform.  His clients include Google, […]

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