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Baxter on the Bus - Workshifting

Today, we have a guest post from Baxter Denney, Manager, Database Marketing at Citrix Online. Baxter recently returned from a month-long trip to New Zealand that was half vacation, half workshifting. Below are some tips on how Baxter stayed connected with limited bandwidth. Simply stated, Americans are connected. We are information obese – with broadband […]

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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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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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Last year Australia watched while ash cloud plumes from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano caused the closure of 20 airports for nearly a week across Europe causing chaotic and major economic loss. While Australian businesses watched as Europe ground to a halt, they may have done well to consider their own business continuity plans as volcanic ash […]

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In 2009 Forrester Research predicted that more than half the workforce would be teleworking by 2016: “Fueled by broadband adoption, better collaboration tools, and growing management experience, the U.S. telecommuting ranks will swell to 63 million by 2016. Those 29 million new telecommuters lined up five abreast would stretch from New York to LA! Leading […]

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What is Workshifting?

Posted by on 18 June 2011

Whether you’re a new visitor or an old friend of workshifting.com, have you ever wanted something tangible about the concept of “workshifting” that you could provide to your manager or a colleague interested in workshifting? Sure, you could point people to our About page or one of the many resources that we provide on the […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how many people are really doing some form of virtual and/or online employment, well wonder no more. oDesk, a global employment platform, is sharing the data. You can check out the May 2011 report here. The report offers a tremendous amount of data, including month-over-month and year-over-year reporting. It also provides […]

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Recently, Fortune Magazine published their annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for. It’s always a popular read to check out the companies listed. If you haven’t seen this year’s list, you can check it out here. What I always find more interesting that just the list of company names and their rankings, […]

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Tom Bunzel stops by today to discuss the changing face of learning and the growth of online training . Tom is a writer, consultant and trainer in Los Angeles and the author of “Tools of Engagement:  Presenting and Training in a World of Social Media” and can be reached through his website. For a long […]

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My Workshifting Toolbox

Posted by on 29 September 2010

I wouldn’t trade my digital nomad lifestyle for anything. My office is anywhere I am, and as a result, I get more accomplished and to better quality than if I was chugging away 8 hours a day in a stuffy cubicle. I think a lot of us workshifters feel the same way. But, none of […]

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