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How do focus on work when you can so easily make a snack, turn on the TV, or climb into bed? It’s a question a growing number of Americans are asking themselves as more shift to working from home. Gone are the traditional distractions of noisy coworkers, hovering bosses, and […]
Managing a staff of remote workers that clock in from home may be the way of the future for many small businesses. Why? Remote working makes for happier, more efficient employees. Plus, it has the potential to slash the overhead costs of running a business. And with more job roles […]
Trade the office chair for a beach chair.
60 million people will work for themselves.
For more than a decade now, I’ve struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment — not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I’ve uncovered is as important as trust.
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced a complete ban on working at home in late February, she sparked an uproar in the media, not to mention in the halls of Yahoo itself. The ban goes into effect in June and impacts everyone, including employees who had previous agreements with the […]
[credit provider=”World Economic Forum via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldeconomicforum/4315020441/”] When Bill Gates was asked if he approved of Marissa Mayer’s controversial telecommuting ban at Yahoo, he had an interesting response.He was careful not to condemn her directly. Remember, Microsoft and Yahoo are partners. In 2009 they signed a 10-year deal that, among […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/sam_churchill” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/samchurchill/7584078554/”] Question: How do you stay focused when working on the go — in airports, co-working spaces, Starbucks?1. Time Your Work Sessions
[credit provider=”AP”] Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is facing intense backlash for her decision to ban workers from telecommuting. Female bloggers have been particularly brutal and chances are they really aren’t going to like the latest development in the controversy.
[credit provider=”Mary-Heather via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mary-heather/3296121346/”] Working at home may seem like a dream come true, but for many people it turns out to be a nightmare. Despite the allure of rolling out of bed and going across the hall to work, if you don’t have the right temperament, working at […]
[credit provider=”Photo: Jackie Booley”] Ask 67-year-old Jackie Booley about life after retirement, and within minutes her story paints an all-too familiar picture of the challenges faced by today’s older workers:Widowed in 2006 after 42 years of marriage, Booley retired from her 15-year career as a call centre specialist at AT&T. […]
[credit provider=”By jnyemb on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jnyemb/4051398710/”] As the economy flirts with a double-dip recession and cost-conscious companies hesitate to re-hire, the workplace for many Americans has shifted away from crowded offices to a new world of solitary work.From freelancers to telecommuters to laid-off workers making do with temporary jobs, an […]
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