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Today we have our first guest post from San Sharma. San is a blogger and community manager for WorkSnug, a mobile app and website that helps you find the nearest and best laptop-friendly places near you. San works from home, in coffee shops, coworking spaces – and wherever else he can get a connection! He’s […]

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I’ve been dipping my toes into the workshifting pool since 2009. It’s been an ideal set of circumstances for an introvert like me, as I work in a quiet space where I can control my daily dosage of interruption and interaction. Ideal, that is, until too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing. […]

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Loving Geeks – Unsung Heroes

Posted by on 14 February 2012

Today we have a video guest post from Maria McManus as a follow up to her last post, Geeks: The Best Kept Valentine’s Secret. Maria is the co-founder of the Leading Geeks Company, a firm dedicated to helping businesses people collaborate productively with tech people. She is writing a book called “Loving Geeks: A Nongeek’s […]

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A workshifting life can be a life spent largely in the confines of one’s own head, whether at home, driving, on planes or in hotel rooms. It’s one of the workshifting realities. I recently met someone at a networking event and we were discussing the drawbacks of this much solitude. He said he used to […]

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The Human Element of Workshifting

Posted by on 7 March 2011

The tools that enable us to workshift are important, but it’s the human aspects of workshifting that make it successful. I recently switched from a company where workshifting is in their DNA, to a new company, where the value of workshifting is still being defined. I find myself having the same conversations we all had […]

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I’ve worked from home for over 20 years and found that being able to pick and choose my time with other people suits my tendency to introversion. Despite being happy with my own company, however, I’ve always been surprised by how often I need to ‘top up’ by getting out and talking to others. But […]

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Favors vs Deadlines

Posted by on 13 September 2010

How you delegate work is critical to the successful execution of your goals.  Workshifters can be at a disadvantage if they work through others, or rely on people not within their control. You need to persuade people to do a task which is in your interest and moves you closer to the successful completion of […]

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When NOT to Workshift

Posted by on 13 September 2010

It’s that time of year again! The dog days of summer are over, the kids are back at school, and it’s time for us grownups to pull up our socks, get out of vacation mode and get back to work. For lots of people, that means picking up the daily commute once again. As the […]

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C.L.E.A.R. Goals for Workshifters

Posted by on 8 September 2010

Over the last few weeks I have met many folks new to the office anywhere lifestyle. Being new to workshifting is sometimes like leaving for college for the first time. You are in a new place with complete freedom over your time and environment. This can be overwhelming for anyone. Laying a good foundation will […]

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Working on your own can be one of the most liberating feelings.  But it can also become very lonely when we leave the corporate nest.  We’re humans dammit.  And although, as workshifters, we despise being consigned as cubicle farmers, we still need camaraderie; we still need interaction; and we still need water cooler banter about […]

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