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Our sixth post in the Telework Week 2012 series is from Susan Murphy, a partner at Jester Creative Inc. and a regular Workshifting.com contributor. There’s no doubt that workshifting is increasing in popularity. According to the 2011 report, The State of Telework in the U.S., regular teleworking grew by 61 percent between 2005 and 2009, and it is […]

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When I first gave up my office environment for the life of a digital nomad, one of the earliest things I noticed was how flexible my time had become. I loved my newfound freedom! However, I soon discovered that I didn’t seem to be getting quite as much accomplished as I had when I was […]

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3 Healthy Workshifting Habits

Posted by on 28 November 2011 0

Becoming a workshifter often means a significant lifestyle change. You go from spending 2 hours a day commuting to suddenly having that time back. Where once you had a cafeteria to serve you fresh, hot meals for lunch, you now have to make do with your own refrigerator and stove. Your cubicle mates have now […]

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Are You a Workshifting Newbie?

Posted by on 8 November 2011 2

It’s no secret that working remotely is becoming increasingly popular. Millions of people are now teleworking, and that number continues to grow. Working from home is known to boost employee morale and increase productivity. In addition, fewer commuters means fewer cars on the road, which has a significant environmental impact. It also allows us more […]

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Google+ For The Workshifter

Posted by on 19 October 2011 1

Google+, the latest and greatest social network, hit the Interweb about 4 months ago in a limited field trial. A select group of, oh, 25 million people or so were invited to poke around and check things out. Last month, Google+ opened its doors to the public at large, so now you only need a […]

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When we do the 9 to 5 thing in an office environment, our time isn’t always our own. We’re told when to show up in the morning, when to break for lunch (and how much time we’re allowed), and told when it’s acceptable to go home. While we’re expected to manage our time in an […]

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Staying Inspired When You Work Alone

Posted by on 19 September 2011 5

As much as I love working from home, some days it can be a lonely existence. Back in my cubicle-dwelling days, if I was feeling stuck for inspiration, I could always get up, walk around, stretch my legs and meet someone at the coffee pot for a quick chat to get my head into a […]

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Collaboration for Teachers on the Go

Posted by on 9 September 2011 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…back to school time! If you’re a teacher like me, it’s also the busiest time of year – lesson plans, building presentations,  making videos and rubrics, and anticipating all the new school year will hold.  One of the things I love best about being a teacher in the […]

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It was only about 10 years ago that the concept of working from home was foreign to me. At the time I was working for a large, international high-tech firm, I still wasn’t able to go mobile. We had to jump through a lot of hoops to access our email from anywhere but our office, […]

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Distractions are one of the most common reasons people think they can never workshift. They believe that when left to their own devices – working from a home office, coffee shop or wherever – they would be far too distracted by trivialities and would never be as productive as they are when working in an […]

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