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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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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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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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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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I’m a writer, a productivity coach and a speaker. Since I work from home, I have work-related activities that may carry over into my home life if I’m not careful. I’m also a stay-at-home parent who has responsibilities during the week that can bleed over into my work life … if I’m not careful. So […]

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One of the best things about working from home is the lack of a commute. No more idling bumper to bumper on the freeway or standing face to armpit on a crowded train. But living and working in the same space presents its own problems. In this video for WorkSnug, I suggest that homeworkers should […]

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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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Whatever field you work in, you’re bound to feel frustrated with your job at some point. These stresses and trials can progress to such a degree that you begin to burn out. And when you do, it is much more than just a bad day or even the occasional tough week at work. You are […]

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