How to Best Manage Telecommuters

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer put the kabosh on work-from-home deals and ordered everyone to return to the office so they could be more collaborative and innovative. Dan Ingram, vice president of marketing at Enkata, writes in Wired.com that his company found that those who work in an office do get more done , but telecommuting isn’t going to go away because it does offer many advantages such as savings on office space and a broader candidate pool.

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Telecommuting – a Sure-fire Way to Reduce Productivity and Effectiveness

Small Business CEO

I read with interest the recent, excellent article on telecommuting. It argues that telecommuting reduces a company’s costs, increases its productivity and furthers the green agenda. I should state, early on, that I don’t have any problem with occasional telecommuting. For most businesses these days, close collaboration is critical, not just within teams, but also between teams. Human Resources telecommuting teleworking

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IBM Cuts Telecommuting and the Paradox of Place

Small Business Labs

Those who have been telecommuting have the choice of moving or leaving the company. IBM, of course, isn't the only well known example of a company reducing or eliminating telecommuting. Yahoo rather famously did this several years ago and Google and Apple have always tried to limit telecommuting. These firms believe co-location leads to greater levels of collaboration and innovation.

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Being Mindful with the Home Context

Productivityist

Related Posts: Sometimes You Just Have to Go Home How to Use the iOS Reminders App as a Task Manager Home Projects First, Task Second The Pros and Cons of Using a Collaborative Task Manager. Insight business ios iPad january omnifocus OmniFocus Setup task management Telecommuting One of the most common contexts (or tags) used in task management apps is “Home” because there are certain things you can only do – or want to do – at that location.

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How to Successfully Manage Remote Employees

Office Dynamics

government have found that allowing employees to telecommute, when done correctly, can increase employee productivity and satisfaction, reduce costs for the company, reduce employee turnover and allow access to a larger talent pool. Here are a few examples of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly activities that can create a collaborative culture, enhance communication and encourage accountability among team members.

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Attracting Millennials: Understanding What Millennials Want in a Career

Office Dynamics

To attract millennials, offer flex time, telecommuting days and additional vacation time contingent on their work performance. Collaborative work. Millennials are team-oriented players who crave collaboration and a voice to share their ideas and opinions in the workplace. Even if your industry is accustomed to working autonomously, you may find the collaborative environment gives a boost to your productivity and work culture.

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Is It a Curse -- or Blessing -- To be a Remote Worker?

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The result: a remote work force that isn't as innovative, collaborative or productive as it needs to be when companies are counting on all workers to deliver more to remain competitive. commute communicate with boss how to work from home flexible schedules telecommute career advice Anita BruzzeseMost of the people I know who are remote workers say just like any work situation, there's both good and bad aspects.

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The Rise of Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

The Internet and a growing array of telework and online collaboration tools are the key enablers of the digital nomad lifestyle. We met a lot of people who telecommute to other cities. Yahoo Travel's The New Digital Nomads - Run Your Business From Anywhere in the World covers the growing trend towards people professionals who are choosing a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere in the world.

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Book Review: The Fifth Age of Work

Small Business Labs

Skype, Google Hangout), as well as the decentralization and de-localization of work characterized by distributed teams, remote work, flex work and telecommuting, contract and project-based work, and the rapid growth of the coworking movement.  The Fifth Age of Work  describes how a broad mix of shifts and trends are transforming work and the workplace. The author, Drew Jones, is well suited to take on this subject.

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More Than 50 Percent of U.S. Private Workforce Will Be Independent by 2020, Report Says

The Solopreneur Life

This means going beyond simple flexible work hours or corporate telecommuting or working on contingent assignments through a staffing company. ” Collaborative technologies will help drive the shift to independent work, the MBO report says. M ore than 50 percent of the U.S. private workforce will be independent by 2020, according to a report published today by MBO Partners.

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Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Many organizations tend to neglect team collaboration in remote workers, and that is a concern. With each year, the number of telecommuting workers rises drastically. Connect your teams You need to cultivate good relationships with your teams in order to get expected results and collaborate properly. Video conferencing Video conferencing improves collaboration and effectiveness.

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The Voices of Coworking Video

Small Business Labs

Most facilities offer memberships by the day, week or month and appeal to the freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, big company telecommuters and other laptop nomads who are tired of working alone at home or in crowded and noisy coffee shops.    Coworking facilities create a community of workers who socialize and, more importantly, collaborate

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27 Ways to Re-Energize Your Career Without Changing Jobs

Eat Your Career

Telecommute. This is an easy, convenient and free way to collaborate with your colleagues, learn something new and have fun all at the same time. You know that feeling you have when you first start a new job? It’s a mixture of excitement and challenge, nervous energy and high hopes. Everything is new, and opportunity seems to live around every corner. At some point in your career, you may experience a deep desire to recapture those feelings.

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The New Frontier for Business: Work-Life Integration

Office Dynamics

Esna, a provider of embedded real-time communication and collaboration solutions, reports that 20 percent of the 4.6 billion people that make up the global workforce telecommute. The days of a clear separation between work and home are a thing of the past, and we’re still trying to figure out how to integrate life and work in a healthy way.

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Working at Home and Workplace Productivity

Daily Writing Tips

Banning telecommuting is a heavy-handed strategy. The rationale for the policy change, according to a leaked Yahoo memo, is that the company needs employees to be available to collaborate with colleagues in person, but the irony in this statement from an Internet company is delicious. Commentators have debated the wisdom of Yahoo’s approach, some arguing that telecommuting encourages slacking and others insisting that it boosts productivity.

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Top Ten Small Business Trends for 2012

Small Business Labs

  Telecommuters, home-based business people, road warriors and independent workers are increasingly using these tools and resources to “work alone together”.  This growing ability to network, collaborate and socialize is making independent work more attractive, and 2012 will see the trend towards independent work continue to grow.  Below is our fifth annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.    Links to our prior lists are available here.  

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Work-life Integration vs Separation: How to Find the Perfect Middle Ground

Office Dynamics

In addition to that, Colgate-Palmolive offers some great benefits, such as flexible work hours for their employees, telecommute options, and nearby back-up childcare centers, which is a nice perk for work-at-home parents. Some companies like Google are known for promoting flexible schedules and personal and professional balance for all, where employees learn how to manage their time, multitask, and collaborate with each other.

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Why Having Talent Isn't Always Enough

45 Things

Oh, and in case these brilliant minds think they can always stay one step ahead of the boss, just consider Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer’s checking VPN logs and discovering how telecommuting workers were slacking.) You still have to collaborate and not drag your feet like a 5-year-old about to be sent to bed early. Let’s say one day you and your co-workers decide to form a basketball team to get a little exercise after work and maybe form a tighter workplace bond.

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8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

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He is the director or of AllianceQ , a group of Fortune 500 companies that have collaborated to build a pool of qualified job candidates to match with job openings. 2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

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5 tips for working at home with your significant other

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I miss the collaboration with my colleagues. 2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

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