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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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One of the best things about working from home is the lack of a commute. No more idling bumper to bumper on the freeway or standing face to armpit on a crowded train. But living and working in the same space presents its own problems. In this video for WorkSnug, I suggest that homeworkers should […]

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Good communication is the mainstay of any relationship. Teams are no exception. In his book “Business @ the Speed of Thought,” Bill Gates compared communication between the individuals and teams that compose a business with the nervous system of the human body. It’s a good analogy. The nervous system allows us to see, hear, feel, […]

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