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storytelling

I recently attended Toronto’s Mesh Conference, where I shared a meal with the co-author of Storyscaping, Darren “Daz” McColl. It got me thinking a lot about how the role of storytelling helps us transform behaviour. At the end of the day, I’m in the business of cultural and behavioural transformation. WORKshift improves employee engagement, optimizes […]

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A Canadian Workshifting Case Study

A Canadian Workshifting Case Study

Posted by on 31 December 2013

Workshifting is often touted as a way to attract talented employees, but it can be so much more than that. It can actually help your employees provide better service to customers – even in unexpected ways. Take Alberta-based ATB Financial, for example, whom we talked to at the launch of WORKshift Canada in Halifax. In […]

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Employees who work remotely are 15 to 40 percent more productive than their office-dwelling counterparts, according to WORKshift Canada. But workshifting is more than squeezing extra productivity out of employees. It’s about adapting to the changing nature of work and positioning your company to be more competitive for the future. At the launch of WORKshift […]

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DoesYourCityWorkshift

Does your city workshift yet?

Posted by on 27 November 2013

The workshifting movement continues to march across Canada. First in Calgary, Alberta, and then in Ottawa, Ontario, WORKshift Canada has now announced a partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality to encourage businesses and employees to embrace flexible and remote work. As a supporter of WORKshift Canada, GoToMeeting Canada was there when Mayor Mike Savage declaring WORKshift […]

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4 Ways Work Has Changed Forever

Posted by on 29 October 2013

By 2016, 75 percent of employed Canadians will be at least somewhat mobile, according to recent research by IDC Canada, and smaller companies will be on the forefront of this work revolution. Furthermore, their employees are much more likely to spend at least three days a week away from the office ‒ whether that’s in […]

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4-Millenials

Young people aren’t all lazy, and business owners need to reconsider forcing employees to come into the office. Those points were among two of the key takeaways delivered by small business experts who spoke at the Toronto SOHO|SME Business Expo in Toronto this week. Now in its sixteenth year, #sohoSME is a business-to-business marketing event […]

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TheWorkRevolutionSummit

The way we work isn’t working. Last weekend, Jessica Lawrence, Josh Allan Dykstra and Julia Clow brought together a group of thought leaders and influencers for The Work Revolution Summit, a unique conference discussing the issues around work and culture today. In addition to interesting presentations and panels, there was also a “hackathon” format. Teams […]

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FutureOfWorkTED2013

Every month on Workshifting, we find and publish one video that embodies the ideas we discuss on the blog (anywhere productivity, work-life balance, travel, etc.). For April, we chose an interesting debate from TED2013 between economist Robert Gordon and Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor of management. Here’s the description from TED: Robert Gordon says that the […]

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We’re trying something new here at Workshifting. Every month, we’re going to find and publish one video that embodies the ideas we discuss on the blog (anywhere productivity, work-life balance, travel, etc.). In response to Alleah Gogley’s post last week about finding the right work-life fit, we chose a TED Talk from Nigel Marsh as […]

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enterprisenation

Celebrating Home Enterprise Day

Posted by on 22 July 2009

Let’s Celebrate! Home Enterprise Day is happening on Friday, November 20th and Enterprise Nation (a resource website I founded in 2006) members are making plans to celebrate. The Day marks the first national celebration of home business. It’s being held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the aim is to encourage more people to […]

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