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3 Healthy Workshifting Habits

Posted by on 28 November 2011

Becoming a workshifter often means a significant lifestyle change. You go from spending 2 hours a day commuting to suddenly having that time back. Where once you had a cafeteria to serve you fresh, hot meals for lunch, you now have to make do with your own refrigerator and stove. Your cubicle mates have now […]

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Several years ago, I wrote about the role of impromptu telework after an ice storm shut down parts of North Carolina. For those caught without power, workshifting was an effective, albeit makeshift, solution to keep themselves productive when Mother Nature did her worst. Visiting Los Angeles this week with my family, I discovered first-hand how […]

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The only problem with short commutes is not having one. My commute is 10 feet. I get up, wander into my office, reach down and hit the “Start Me Up” button on my desktop. I do this daily, except for Tuesday mornings. That’s the day of the week I drive 20 miles away for a […]

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Memoirs of a Former Commuter

Posted by on 7 April 2011

I’ve survived seven Minnesota winters. And during the many long, blustery winter months, I have had the pleasure and privilege of workshifting daily. That means I have not had to leave the house in the dark of the morning to coax my car to start. I have not had to feel the cold, stiff car […]

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My current employer, MindFire Communications, is located approximately 165 miles from my home office in Chicago. That makes it easy for me to take frequent trips back to the mother ship for client meetings or to simply catch up with colleagues and seep up the office environment. I look forward to these trips because it […]

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The Case for Smarter Commuting

Posted by on 8 November 2009

Today Andrew Millard stops by from across the pond to help launch a new whitepaper concerning smarter commuting as part of the UK’s third annual National Commute Smart week.  Andrew is the eCommerce Director of EMEA at Citrix Online. The daily commute.  It’s a thought that can send a chill down the spine of even […]

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