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Today we have a guest post from Alan Cairns. Alan writes on a number of subjects including virtual receptionists and telephone answering services. London is set for a summer like no other. For the first time since 1948, the UK’s capital is hosting the Olympic Games. As the tourists flock in for a piece of […]

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Our seventh and final post in the Telework Week 2012 series is from Sharlyn Lauby, president at ITM Group and a regular Workshifting.com contributor.   A growing question for organizations with remote workers: How can our managers lead teams of people they don’t see every day? It’s a legitimate question. With an increased focus on […]

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Workshifters come in many varieties, and the 2 flavors with which I am most familiar are the freelance contractor and the full-time employee who works from home. In either case, your time is your money. The hours you attach to any given task or project have a value – the time you could be spending […]

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According to the Telework Research Network, productivity increases by 27 percent among those who workshift. This statistic should be of great interest to employers everywhere, as productivity, or the lack thereof, is one of the biggest challenges they face today. Whenever you are responsible for a workforce, you encounter many varied obstacles to motivating your […]

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The growth of mobile technology is simply staggering. According to mobiThinking, there are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers (that translates to 77% of the world’s population.) By 2014, it’s expected that mobile will overtake the PC as the most popular way to access the web. People are using mobile technologies for commerce, entertainment, and productivity. No […]

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When Work Works

Posted by on 1 September 2011

I was looking over the study “The State of Telework in the U.S.” and noticed a very interesting statistic: The study found no correlation between cities with the most congestion or longest commute times and number of workshifters. One of the common arguments for telework is saving gas and the carbon footprint. That’s not to […]

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Al Pittampalli and The Domino Project have recently published a book, “Read This Before Our Next Meeting,” focused on the modern meeting and the importance it plays in businesses success. Al provides strategies on how to replace mediocre meetings with well-managed, productive meetings. With Al’s permission we have been allowed to share this exclusive excerpt […]

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President Obama, the self-titled Teleworker-in-Chief, declared at a recent workplace flexibility forum that “work is what you do, not where you do it.” It’s no wonder then that out of every possible work sector, the Federal Government takes the crown for workshifting. Although they don’t have the most remote workers, their numbers have been growing […]

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Workshifting is not always a solo act. In many cases, you work as part of a team of people who are in geographically diverse locations. And sometimes, you’re in charge of those teams. Managing people can be challenging at the best of times, but when you can’t be in the same room with them you […]

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By this point, if you are workshifting you have either earned the ability from an employer or chosen the path yourself as an independent workshifter. And, although workshifting is becoming more and more accepted and valued among traditional employers – sometimes, getting to a workshifting position is not the most difficult step on the path. […]

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