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If you live in a small space, the thought of working from home and actually being productive might seem downright ridiculous. But with even an “extra” few square feet, plus some well-chosen furniture, accessories and organizers, anyone can take their monthly coffee budget and turn it into a completely custom and affordable home office. Back […]

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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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Working from home certainly comes with its advantages, but it’s not always easy finding a work-life balance when your office is in the same place you are meant to feel most comfortable. Creating a schedule that allows you to do the things you love without sacrificing work will help you to become not only a […]

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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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More and more people are choosing to work from home, with the trend growing 73 percent in the last six years. That can be attributed, in part, to the more relaxed attitude of bosses and, more heavily, to the growth of technology, making it much easier than it’s ever been. Whether working for a startup […]

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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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