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Daria Steigman

Daria Steigman

Daria Steigman is the founder of Steigman Communications. She is a business and marketing strategist, and a writer, and works with companies, associations, and international organizations to put in place smart communications strategies to support your goals and objectives. Read more at www.steigmancommunications.com.
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Unplug? I Think Not.

Posted by on 14 September 2012 2

Have you noticed that most blog posts about work-life balance, vacations and downtime encourage, advise or demand that people spend time offline? Well, this one is different. You see, unplugging doesn’t de-stress me, because being online doesn’t stress me. There is no “one size fits all” solution for how to relax. If there were actually […]

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The Downside to Workshifting

Posted by on 14 May 2012 5

The woman standing next to me on the platform finished checking her email, and I smiled knowingly. It was my afternoon off, all my clients knew it, but I still felt compelled to acknowledge a couple of messages myself. She was headed to the dentist, running late because she had tried to get that “one […]

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I thought the great thing about workshifting is that you don’t have to sit in an office all day. You can grab your computer-tablet-Smartphone and get to work at your favorite coffee shop, or in the park, on an airplane, or even in a tree house (well, if you have a tree house). Turns out […]

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I’m no neat freak, but every now and then I am compelled to do something about all the paper in my “paperless” office. Some stuff is easy to get rid of. During the great office purge of 2009, I threw out dozens of software manuals (just the fact that I had software manuals tells you […]

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The only problem with short commutes is not having one. My commute is 10 feet. I get up, wander into my office, reach down and hit the “Start Me Up” button on my desktop. I do this daily, except for Tuesday mornings. That’s the day of the week I drive 20 miles away for a […]

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You know those days when you’re hopelessly unproductive? How do you respond? Come on. Tell the truth. Do you agonize over the research project all day hoping a “eureka” moment will break through? Do you sit there shuffling papers, reading, tweeting, or (worse) recycling lame jokes via email? Or do you just stop? I had […]

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Sorry Basecamp. Stay away QuickBooks. No thanks, Harvest, because I’m a paper girl at heart. Maybe it’s my roots with my dad’s old college typewriter, the non-electric one in which you had to pound the keys one by one so that the work of writing was truly work. Or maybe it’s because I just can’t […]

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Working without a Net

Posted by on 25 April 2011 4

I’m a pacing queen. Not of hallways and offices, but of miles on my feet at a steady, predictable clip that can stretch for hours. I’m a believer in watches, and chrono settings, and perfectly spaced intervals of pathway. Then one day my watch croaked about 3 minutes into a 2-hour run. Time management is […]

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Is Your Routine Flexible?

Posted by on 5 April 2011 2

Workshifters are an independent lot. We have to be, since we’re writing the rules for the way we work–and likely the way more and more people will work in the future. Yet lots of people don’t get it, don’t get us, and don’t believe that you can actually get stuff done when your office is […]

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Workshifting from the ICU

Posted by on 18 March 2011 0

Did you know that hospitals have great wifi? Granted, a hospital is a weird place to workshift. But it can be done. Of course, I don’t recommend a steady dose of it, because it tends to mean that you or someone you love is stuck in one. In my case: my mom. Without delving into […]

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