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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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Hello, fellow workshifters! As a Ph.D. student at Loughborough University in England, I’m accustomed to working from home, libraries, cafés and trains. But workshifting — specifically how telework impacts people and organisations — is also the focus of my studies. In fact, I’m working with Donald Hislop and Raymond Randall in the School of Business […]

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Much of the conversation about workshifting traditionally focuses on the shifter — i.e., the individual worker who is creating her own transition, or whose employer or job situation allows for remote or flexible working. However, unless the company itself embraces and effectively manages workshifting, problems can result. This was clearly proven in 2013 when Yahoo […]

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