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There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full …

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6 Months of Working Remotely Taught Me a Thing or Ten

Six months ago, I started as a Senior Front-End Developer for Helix Education. Most of what I do now is identical to what I did for my past …

Productivity

Does remote working create an empathy gap?

<i>Back in 2013, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer sent out a diktat: all remote workers, she said, needed to start working at Yahoo HQ -- or if they didn’t</i> …

Why remote working succeeds at some companies and not others

Marilu Arce loves her job, but for a time she considered leaving.<p>The commute from her Mokena home to her downtown office, nearly two hours each way, meant her daughters couldn't enroll in after-school activities because she couldn't get home in time to take them.<p>Then her employer adopted a policy …

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How Remote Professionals Can Leverage Coworking for Marketing

In the last decade tech companies have invested a lot of capital into building edgy and employee-friendly office spaces. More than just an effort to …

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7 Surprising Facts About Remote Work - Remote.co

There are many benefits to working remotely that are fantastic but not particularly unexpected. It makes sense, for example, that working from home …

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7 Smart Things You Can Do with Time You'll Save as a Remote Worker

You’re probably already aware of what being a remote worker can help you save: money, hassle, health, and most importantly, time.<p>Remote work saves …

Time Management

How to Find Your Most Productive Hours of The Day (The Natural Rhythm Experiment)

The single most important productivity advice you need to follow is this: <b>Match your highest priority work to your most productive hours.</b><p><i>The basic</i> …

Self-Driving People, Enabled by Airbnb

Roughly a decade ago two new “platform” companies burst out of California. The one that dominated the headlines was called Uber, which created a platform where with one touch of your phone you could summon a cab, direct the driver, pay the driver and rate the driver. It grew like a weed — as all …

Hospitality

How to Be Productive When You’d Rather Be Anywhere But Work

The sun is beaming, your Insta feed is filled with beach shots, and—cue the violins—you’re stuck at work. Productivity experts share their top tricks …

Some Employers Are Rethinking Telework, Citing A Need For Better Collaboration

The speed of digital technology has allowed workers to be mobile and flexible, and more employers continue to embrace remote work policies.<p>But it has also created demand for continuous updates and real-time collaboration. And that change has driven some companies — including IBM, Best Buy and Yahoo …

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4 Ways to Unplug From Your Connected Life

Constantly connected. Eternally distracted. It’s the most challenging aspect of the lifestyle we’ve chosen as location-independent professionals. But …

The Rise of the Remote Worker in The Digital Age

Discover the trends that are driving this new remote workforce, and learn practical tips for successfully managing a remote team.

The Rise of the Remote Worker

Source: Pixabay (CCO License)<p>More than 1.7 million paid employees — those not self-employed — worked from home in 2008 at least once a week, up …

How remote work can make your small company global

<i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.</i><p>From 2012 to 2016, the percentage of US employees working remotely jumped from 39 percent to 43 percent, according to …

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Remote Work Is Not About Avoiding the Commute

There’s no single good answer to what works best for professionals, only tradeoffs.<p>When I peered in the window at 140 Hawthorne Street in San Francisco, the place looked deserted. Maybe Automattic, the company that owns WordPress, had already abandoned the 14,000-square-foot former warehouse it …

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Why Landing A Work-From-Home, C-Level Executive Role Might Be Easier Than You Think

Titles such as CEO and vice president aren’t usually the first to come to mind when thinking about telecommuting, but that could change. As more companies integrate remote workers, positions up the corporate ladder are welcoming flexible work arrangements. With telecommuting up 115 percent since …

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Five Mistakes To Avoid When Managing Remote Teams

Shutterstock<p>Do you have a remote team? If you do, you know that they are only as productive as your ability to manage them. And let’s face it, losing track of your remote team or managing ineffectively is pretty easy to do. In 2014, our company decided to jump on the wave of remote working teams …

Management

So long, Future of Work … Hello, New World of Work

<i>Naomi Titleman Colla is the founder of Collaborativity Leadership Advisory and the former chief human resources officer of American Express Canada</i><p>Future of Work, or #FoW, has become a darling catch-all term that triggers all sorts of images: from millennials working at coffee shops to robots taking …

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Want to Work From Home? Tim Ferriss on the Best Way to Start

Tim Ferriss, host of the upcoming TV show<p><i>Fear{less}</i><p>, walks you through the easiest way to reduce presence without harming performance.

Tim Ferriss

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Digital Nomad?

<i>This article was produced by AND CO, the app that automates freelancers’ administrative tasks.</i><p>For many, the digital nomad lifestyle sounds like a …

About Roam Coliving | Roam

What are the people like?<p>We’re all thinking it. Glad you asked. Basically, everyone has three things in common: an excitement for community, a sense …

Work Flexibility Is No Longer Just A Corporate Issue

Flexible jobs, or jobs that can be done remotely, are very common today. A recent Gallup survey found that 43% of American employees spend at least some time working remotely.<p>The nearly half of jobs that can be done remote is no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention, as technology has …

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4 Ways Co-Working Spaces Inspire Innovation and Collaboration

More interaction, ideas, concepts and thinking often lead to more innovation, creativity and a more profitable business.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i> …

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communication n leadership

Remote workers are more productive. They take fewer sick leaves and are more loyal to their company. Recruiting people to work remotely allows you to …

Wordpress Proves That Open-Plan Offices Aren't Necessary

Automattic just shut down its San Francisco office because working from home was more productive.<p>Every time I write about the growing scientific evidence against open-plan offices, I receive comments and tweets explaining why this evidence is wrong:<p>The author has been passed by in life. The …

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Why Remote Work Is On The Rise In America

U.S. employees clearly want the option to work outside the office.<p>Despite big companies like Yahoo, IBM and Bank of America calling remote employees …

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“Deskless” workers emerge in enterprise mobility shift

Apps needed to boost productivity and manage projects on-the-goToday’s enterprises are having to re-think how their workforce collaborates and works …

Mobile

The Deskless Worker The Next Big Opportunity in Corporate Learning

Learning and development professionals are used to meeting the needs of people in the office. Supporting deskless workers, on the other hand, …

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