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Tips for Traveling With Cables

Posted by on 22 January 2015

DIY hacks and fun products for keeping your cables tangle-free while traveling. As a modern worker, you are more often than not working from somewhere other than your desk. Whether you work from home or travel a lot for your job (and therefore often find yourself working from coffee shops, libraries and other places where […]

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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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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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How to Be an Effective Road Warrior

Posted by on 3 November 2014

When you are workshifting, you may not always be close to home. In fact, a lot of workshifters spend tons of time on the road. I’ve done my share of travel over the years, and when I’m on the move, I need to make sure my productivity levels are as high as if I were […]

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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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I’ve been a part-time workshifter for six years. My favorite things about working from anywhere are what I save by not commuting every day, the extra family time and the ability to be productive when I feel inspired, whether it’s 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. While I enjoy a few days at home and a […]

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At the end of a long day, you finally close your laptop and get ready for bed. You even unwind for a bit beforehand, perhaps watching some television or curling up with a good book. When you eventually wrap up your evening and head off to bed, you seem ready for a good night’s sleep. […]

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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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