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Gayle Turner

Gayle Turner

Gayle Turner is well accustomed to adapting to new work environments. Since she started working as an editor at Citrix in 2004, her work station has been moved 10 times. She also works at home a few days per week to reduce commuting time and spend more time with her family. A mother of two, she once managed to change a diaper during an online meeting without anyone noticing. Gayle’s editorial career has included preparing medieval and Renaissance texts for publication, writing and editing abstracts from American history periodicals and working on marketing copy and user guides for commercial software. She currently manages the Writing and Editorial Services team at the Online Services division of Citrix.
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Some people feel that collaboration is the key to creativity, while others need to be alone to be productive. But why does it have to be all one way or the other? As the saying goes about all work and no play, I think all collaboration and no quiet time – and vice versa – […]

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Proofreading Tips for Writers without Editors

In my version of paradise, every writer has an editor – a colleague with a trusted eye for catching grammar, style and design flubs and an unfailing instinct for knowing what you meant to say. This person would review and polish all your content before it went out to the critical public. This person would […]

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Summer vacation is a lot different for my kids than it was for me. Aside from regular swimming lessons and a weekly trip to the library, my childhood summers were mostly unstructured, spent playing outside with the neighbors’ kids, watching “The Monkees” reruns and bickering with my siblings. Now, we live in a neighborhood with […]

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On Wednesday, we showed you how to add movement into your workshifting routine. Read below for a more extreme version from Citrix’s own Chris Latham. Santa Barbara local Chris Latham, a manager on the Citrix Customer Insights team, has been competing in triathlons for 15 years. Currently she’s training for the 2012 Ironman Hawaii 70.3 […]

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How to Come in Late to the Office

Posted by on 16 March 2012 2

It’s 10:30 AM on a Thursday. Having workshifted from home to attend an early online meeting with my teammates in Germany, I drive in to the office mid-morning. How should I make my entrance? Loudly call out “Good morning, everybody!” and wave broadly as I walk to my desk. Tiptoe in and hope that nobody […]

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I recently heard about the tardy policy enforced at a friend’s former workplace. If she was late to the office twice in one week, she was publicly shamed at a team meeting, where the rest of the group would be told, “Susy is ineligible for the weekly recognition award because she was late twice this […]

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While I am a frequent workshifter, I am not a very mobile one. I may work in different rooms in my house during the day, but when I work from home, I tend to stay home. That’s where my kids and my stuff are, and I don’t have to dress up. Because I mostly workshift […]

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I attend online meetings a lot. And it’s not just because my company makes GoToMeeting. Rather, it’s because we’ve adopted a workshifting culture where colleagues are often working at disparate locations, either at home, at a different company office or on the road (for conferences, vacations, etc.). We’ve also adopted the Agile project management methodology, […]

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Workshifting with Your Children

Posted by on 14 June 2011 1

In my experience, unless children are asleep, it’s pretty hard to get work done around them, especially if the work requires mental concentration. That’s why when I work from home my husband is still the primary caregiver – I’m mostly just there so I can see the kids on breaks and be aware of what’s […]

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Workshifting Continuity Plan

Posted by on 5 May 2011 0

Two days a week I am 5 minutes from my office workshifting at home. This lets me see more of my children and helps me better understand both the products I market (GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting, mainly) and the audience I market them to. Sometimes it’s convenient to be just 5 minutes away – if something […]

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