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When you walk into work on a Monday morning and see a screen full of emails waiting and a couple dozen items on your to-do list, you’re probably not going to sit down and work through each of these tasks at maximum efficiency. Instead, you’re going to sigh, silently curse the world for creating Mondays, […]

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What Really Motivates Employees (1)

We’re experiencing a sea-change in the way we work, and flexible working practices are riding the crest of this wave. Many organisations are moving away from the belief that incentive schemes and salary are the main motivators for producing results and encouraging productivity. What is it, then, that is now being seen as an effective […]

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Want to be more productive? Work less. As paradoxical as that may sound, taking breaks is better for both you and your business. Numerous studies have shown that investing time in yourself – rather than just work – can pay off big. Spending extra time with family and friends, for example, is worth more than […]

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The TV series The Office, set to air its final show on May 16, has amused us for years with a humorous, mockumentary look at how companies operate. As a culture, we love The Office, because we have probably all experienced a Dunder Mifflin-like company either in our own career or in the stories shared […]

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Workshifting-face off

We pitted a remote worker against an office-bound employee. So, which side are you on?  According to a recent TUC report, employees spend about 200 hours (equivalent to an extra 5 working weeks) traveling to and from work per year. Imagine that time stacking up throughout your career. I’m not alone in wanting to claw […]

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Waiting for Workshifting

Posted by on 27 October 2012

Whenever I workshift from a public space, I wonder if I’m the odd man out. There’s never any lack of open laptops or mobile devices  in play, but the screens I see seem to be suspiciously devoid of work-related email or office programs. On sites like Workshifting, my mobile workstyle is reinforced and echoed by […]

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The recent season premiere of Mad Men has us thinking about how much workstyles have changed over the past 50 years.  From the days of Don Draper and the Mad Men to current times with telecommuting, workshifting and all of the technology that has made work a thing you do – not a place you go.  Here’s a visual […]

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Work from Home Fridays by Splashtop

Here at Workshifting, we’ve talked many times about the benefits of telework and shared numerous reports about its value to your company. Today, we’re offering a visual approach because sometimes pictures and images are just quicker than words alone are. Compliments of Splashtop and Column Five, this infographic tells us all about the new push […]

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First question: Did you get up this morning and say, “Yes, world, I’m so excited to check my inbox! Bring it on”? Trick question! No one says this–no one sane anyway. Being a happy worker doesn’t mean you love your job every second of the day; it doesn’t mean you enjoy every task you’re given. […]

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Today we are releasing the results of a study that was conducted by Forrester with Citrix Online (you know, the GoToMeeting folks who help us keep the lights on around here) that looks at how business people communicate and collaborate across the globe. As workshifters, we all know how liberating it is to work when, […]

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