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I’ve been in software development for 17 years. And for 7 of those years, I’ve been a mother. Finding my place in a predominantly male field while balancing the demands of parenthood has not been easy. But I love the work I do, and I’ve learned along the way that a little perseverance goes far. […]

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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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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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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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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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Technology and globalization are affecting us more than we think they are, especially at work. How we work, when we work and even whom we work with are changing. Below are 16 clues that prove that the future of our work world has been changing steadily and ways you can be ready for what’s next. […]

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Many of us admit that we don’t get as much sleep as we should at night. And it’s not always our fault. We’re thinking about the events of the day, worrying about the events of tomorrow, remembering things we need to do, struggling with being too hot or too cold, tossing and turning … it […]

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Whatever field you work in, you’re bound to feel frustrated with your job at some point. These stresses and trials can progress to such a degree that you begin to burn out. And when you do, it is much more than just a bad day or even the occasional tough week at work. You are […]

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Working from anywhere certainly has its benefits. It’s hard to resist the siren song of a better work-life balance, no more early morning commutes and flexibility in your schedule. Sounds ideal, right? Many people think so – flexible work arrangements actually grew 118 percent from 2012 to 2013! But nobody ever talks about the side […]

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In a recent blog, I looked at the challenges of working on the move. So often, workshifting seems like the perfect solution. You can work around dropping the kids off at school, get to an event in a different city, save money on a long-term office space or just cut out the dreaded commute. It […]

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