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The Challenges of Workshifting

Posted by on 7 April 2014

Working in an office from 9 to 5 (in the words of Dolly Parton) has been a regular and regimented tradition in working life for what seems like forever. Maybe the reason why it has been such a mainstay is the extra element of trust staff get by sitting together. Or maybe it’s that traditionally, […]

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A Workshifter’s Mantra for Focus

Posted by on 20 July 2012

A few weeks ago, I attended the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. While on stage, speaker J.D. Roth made a statement that hit home for me: “It doesn’t matter what we say matters to us. It’s the things we do that are our priorities.” This got me thinking about my own priorities and how […]

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If you’re not time blocking your calendar and scheduling “do not disturb” time, then you are killing your productivity by allowing others to control your time. And if you are organizing your workday but not sticking to what you’ve scheduled, then you’re breaking the commitment that you’ve made to your calendar and, therefore, to yourself. […]

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Is Busy the New Relaxed?

Posted by on 9 July 2012

  The New York Times online blog Opinionator recently published an article entitled “The Busy Trap,” which underscored how so many of us perceive our lives and work as “crazy busy,” noting that this truism may, in fact, not be entirely true unless we are actually emergency room doctors or bus commuters with 3 part-time […]

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I remember when I saw the first advertisements for in-flight Wi-Fi. People applauded and cheered. I now see tweets from people complaining about flights that don’t have it. Recently, I was flying out to BlogWorld and some of my fellow companions on the flight were shocked to learn that I hadn’t logged in during the […]

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A Workshifting Wake-Up Call

Posted by on 29 June 2012

I was recently offered a full-time position with a growing start-up company. The job would highlight my client relationship and project management skills perfectly while allowing me to slide back into a fully functional corporate role, similar to what I have held in the past. Exciting and flattering? Yes! A good fit? No. Why? Well, […]

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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 post today comes from the founder and CEO of Mom Corps, Allison O’Kelly. Mom Corps is a national flexible staffing firm dedicated to connecting progressive employers with professionals seeking flexible work options. Allison founded the company in 2005 after facing her own struggle with balancing her professional and personal lives. Today, a mother of […]

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We’re easily distracted. The phone rings. A co-worker drops by. The neighbors chat loudly. Unfortunately, with so many attention-grabbing interruptions, staying focused at work can become its own job. Many workshifters stand by the virtues of the home workspace, which can help alleviate many of these concerns (while admittedly adding others). But what if you’re […]

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Today we have a guest post from Liz Presson. Liz’s mission is to encourage those sentenced to life in a cubicle farm to think outside the traditional office. Through her version of “Yelp for co-working spaces”, WorkingRemote.ly, she’s spreading her belief that choice of environment means more productivity and happiness. Liz was a founding employee […]

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