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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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naptime

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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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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PJs and slippers

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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Workshifting gear

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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The Challenges of Workshifting

Posted by on 7 April 2014

Working in an office from 9 to 5 (in the words of Dolly Parton) has been a regular and regimented tradition in working life for what seems like forever. Maybe the reason why it has been such a mainstay is the extra element of trust staff get by sitting together. Or maybe it’s that traditionally, […]

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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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