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Our seventh and final post in the Telework Week 2012 series is from Sharlyn Lauby, president at ITM Group and a regular Workshifting.com contributor.   A growing question for organizations with remote workers: How can our managers lead teams of people they don’t see every day? It’s a legitimate question. With an increased focus on […]

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6 Tablet Computer Productivity Tips

Posted by on 28 December 2011 6

Being a workshifter is a constant quest for productivity. Do more with as little as possible – at least, that was one of the reasons I used to justify buying a tablet computer earlier this year. As such, I’ve been putting my iPad 2 to the test. My goal was to figure out if tablets […]

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Has Telework Growth Slowed?

Posted by on 16 November 2011 1

The latest research from the Telework Research Network indicates that while telework is growing, it’s not increasing at the pace we might have expected. According to 2009 U.S. Census data, 61 percent more employees considered home their primary place of work versus 2005. But that number translates to only 2.3 percent of the total workforce. […]

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The growth of mobile technology is simply staggering. According to mobiThinking, there are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (that translates to 77% of the world’s population.) By 2014, it’s expected that mobile will overtake the PC as the most popular way to access the web. People are using mobile technologies for commerce, entertainment, and productivity. No […]

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When Work Works

Posted by on 1 September 2011 2

I was looking over the study “The State of Telework in the U.S.” and noticed a very interesting statistic: The study found no correlation between cities with the most congestion or longest commute times and number of workshifters. One of the common arguments for telework is saving gas and the carbon footprint. That’s not to […]

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Whenever I’m part of a conversation about workshifting, the topic of communication comes up. Business leaders know being able to find the right communication systems is an imperative. Any workshifting solution must address the issue of effective business communications. That’s why I wanted to share with you a recent article I found on the use […]

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In a perfect world, we would pull together a team of people, schedule a meeting, and brainstorm solutions to problems. But when you work “on your own” or “on the go,” being able to problem solve by yourself is critical. Workshifting means being able to figure out challenges without conference rooms and lots of people. […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how many people are really doing some form of virtual and/or online employment, well wonder no more. oDesk, a global employment platform, is sharing the data. You can check out the May 2011 report here. The report offers a tremendous amount of data, including month-over-month and year-over-year reporting. It also provides […]

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  Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe I’ve been workshifting for almost ten years. That’s how long I’ve had my consulting business. For me, work happens in many different places: home, airports, hotels, coffee shops, and sometimes client sites. One thing I learned early in my consulting life, which still holds true today, is […]

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We’ve all seen the headlines. Gas prices are rising again. Which means we’re all trying to figure out ways to consolidate our driving trips or possibly avoid them all together. Let me toss out one way businesses can help the situation: give employees a workshifting day. If you’re a business owner who’s been thinking about […]

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