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With the advent of paper-thin computers and tablets, mobile hotspots and cloud storage, more and more people are shifting from working in traditional office environments to working remotely. This allows for more freedom around work hours and mobility, but it also presents some challenges. One of which is staying organized. Because workshifters often find themselves […]

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How to Be an Effective Road Warrior

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When you are workshifting, you may not always be close to home. In fact, a lot of workshifters spend tons of time on the road. I’ve done my share of travel over the years, and when I’m on the move, I need to make sure my productivity levels are as high as if I were […]

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I’ve been in software development for 17 years. And for 7 of those years, I’ve been a mother. Finding my place in a predominantly male field while balancing the demands of parenthood has not been easy. But I love the work I do, and I’ve learned along the way that a little perseverance goes far. […]

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I’ve been a part-time workshifter for six years. My favorite things about working from anywhere are what I save by not commuting every day, the extra family time and the ability to be productive when I feel inspired, whether it’s 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. While I enjoy a few days at home and a […]

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At the end of a long day, you finally close your laptop and get ready for bed. You even unwind for a bit beforehand, perhaps watching some television or curling up with a good book. When you eventually wrap up your evening and head off to bed, you seem ready for a good night’s sleep. […]

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If you live in a small space, the thought of working from home and actually being productive might seem downright ridiculous. But with even an “extra” few square feet, plus some well-chosen furniture, accessories and organizers, anyone can take their monthly coffee budget and turn it into a completely custom and affordable home office. Back […]

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Committing your company to a workshifting strategy means going beyond the current trends of the day. Many companies are replacing closed offices with open offices and moving from company-issued-device-only policies to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs. These are, in most cases, surface-only strategies that don’t really get to the heart of what workshifting is about. At its […]

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Working from home certainly comes with its advantages, but it’s not always easy finding a work-life balance when your office is in the same place you are meant to feel most comfortable. Creating a schedule that allows you to do the things you love without sacrificing work will help you to become not only a […]

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Most coffee shops these days have free Wi-Fi. They make a great casual workspace for mobile workers and homeworkers. But it’s not always rosy between café owners and the workshifters they accommodate. In this video for WorkSnug, I share a few things to remember when you next log on to your local coffee shop’s free […]

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I’m a writer, a productivity coach and a speaker. Since I work from home, I have work-related activities that may carry over into my home life if I’m not careful. I’m also a stay-at-home parent who has responsibilities during the week that can bleed over into my work life … if I’m not careful. So […]

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