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Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Sales and marketing were once disciplines ruled by emotions. But somewhere along the way, we recognized that they were based on definable pipelines and applied technology to manage those pipelines. Today you can put a corporate dashboard in place to manage them and tweak the settings to try to …

This pioneering tech company figured how to make work-from-home work

<i>In this series, Perfect Company, we are examining pockets of excellence in the corporate world. No single company is perfect, but together they show what the corporate ideal could look like.</i><p><b>The platonic ideal</b><p>“We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that …

The Workplace

The Home Office Is Dying

Zac Atkinson keeps a desk in the corner of the living room of his one-bedroom apartment in Studio City, Calif. Not that he uses it much: The …

Vonage Perspectives

The Real Reason You're Not Allowed To Work From Home

When I became an HR person in 1984, every HR conference I attended included at least one session on Managing the Flexible Workforce.<p>Back in 1984, everyone who studied the workplace predicted that most white-collar employees would be working from home or somewhere else — the beach or a coffee shop, …

Work from Home

4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Tech in the Workplace

Millennials rank their use of technology as the factor that most makes their generation unique. It's also changing how businesses are run.<p>Millennials now make up the largest living generation. And while these people--roughly between the ages of 21 and 39--are certainly a diverse group, they do …

Artificial Intelligence

Why total bans on remote work don't remotely work

Are remote workers more productive? Or are they just slacking off?<p>Three years ago, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer famously banned employees from working …

3 Reasons You Should Let Your Employees Telecommute, According to Research

If you think having your employees work from home would result in lost productivity, research would tell you you're wrong.<p>Work life balance has been a topic on the tip of everyone's tongues for the last few years. With that conversation, came another conversation about the ability to telecommute …

Work from Home

Why remote workers are being called back into the office

A growing number of workers are performing their jobs remotely — and many face significant challenges doing so.<p>In recent years, more workers have …

The Workplace

How Working Remotely Increases Your Work Productivity

Running a company with a nearly 100% remote workforce is not easy. However, statistics show that nearly half of the world’s employed population will …

Is Working From Home for You?

It may seem like a dream, but it has its downsides.<p>Many of my friends who commute to an office each day view my work-from-home lifestyle with …

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 …

Seven reasons why home working is the future

Commuters using South West Trains this morning faced major delays following a loss of all signalling in south-west London.<p>Train services are expected to be cancelled, revised or delayed by up to 90 minutes, until at least 2pm this afternoon. The firm has subsequently urged passengers not to travel …

Work from Home

Want to Be a Better Salesperson? Start Practicing This 1 Crucial Skill

Sales pro Anthony Iannarino reveals how to develop the one sales trait that rules them all.<p>There are a lot of books that explore the essential traits and skills of highly successful salespeople. You can probably quickly call out a list of the qualities that they endorse--a strong focus on the …

Working From Home Makes You Happier and 'Massively' More Productive, According to Science

A company in Singapore made half its employees work from home for two years. The results will astound you.<p>Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it's a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management's watchful eyes. Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when …

Work from home people earn more, quit less, and are happier than their office-bound counterparts

Working from home gets a bad rap. Google the phrase and examine the results—you’ll see scams or low-level jobs, followed by links calling out “legitimate” virtual jobs.<p>But Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Nicholas Bloom says requiring employees to be in the office is an outdated work …

The Rise and Fall of Working From Home

Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis. "We hire adults, they shouldn't be tied to the office five …

Work from Home

The Telecommuter’s Dilemma

Why working from home isn’t for everyone<p>In 1995, upon taking over <b>Fortune Magazine</b>, which was then badly in need of an overhaul, the great editor <b>John</b> …