Remote Working

6 Under-The-Radar European Cities You Should Visit Immediately

Don’t get us wrong: We’re not against visiting the common tourist destinations in Europe. After all, there’s a reason places like Paris, London, Rome …

Travel

Thoughts on building bots and buildings

<b>This question came from a recent Q&A at Slack:</b><p>Q: Every week it seems like a new article is published saying that bots are the future, or that bots …

Frank Lloyd Wright

3 Productivity-Boosting Things You Need in Your Home Office

If you do it right, your coworkers will rarely notice that you're not physically there with them.<p><i>What are some tips for constructing your environment as a remote employee to help eliminate distractions? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn</i> …

Productivity

12 Tools and Apps That Make Working From Home Easier

With around 34 percent of the US workforce now freelancing, more and more of us are ditching the traditional office environment for anywhere we can …

Wi-Fi

IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against the New Normal

dawnfu / Pixabay<p>Until recently, IBM was one of the first and biggest proponents of remote work. But no longer. In March, the company began directing …

The Workplace

Announcing Twist: Mindful Team Communication

At Doist, we’ve always questioned the conventional way of doing things.<p>While other startups live and die on VC funding, we’ve built our company …

Management

How Leaders Can Embrace Remote Work Culture

As soon as the world went digital, office cubicles started to seem separated than the two-way conference calls happening across the globe. A recent …

The Workplace

Want better talent than Google & Facebook? Design & market better jobs!

How can small startups compete with the likes of Google & Facebook? Broader responsibilities & better culture.<p>Early in my career, after graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering, I got a job at a startup designing robots. I had the time of my life. I was absolutely thrilled to come into …

New York Times

When Remote Work Backfires, This Is Usually Why

Change can be uncomfortable, and wanting to avoid face-time is only human. When that happens, remote work policies are an easy scapegoat.<p>Jim’s firing took place in a cramped, gray conference room with squeaky chairs and the smell of stale doughnuts. He’d been in that room before—though not much …

The Workplace

Reflections on Remote: Office Not Required (From the perspective of People Ops on a small, remote…

I can appreciate the two caveats <i>Remote</i> brings up early on in the book:<p>1. Not seeing your coworkers face-to-face everyday might help you be productive …

Human Resources

Pulse Survey: Business Leaders and Productivity - TAB Corporate

• 84% of business owners are working over 40 hours per week, and 1 in every 10 feels continuously overwhelmed by their responsibilities.<br>• The average …

Time Management

The Future of Work: How the Workplace Is Changing in 2017

Technology is rapidly transforming the workplace. Some changes will create dramatic shifts in the long-term future of work. For instance, reports …

The Workplace

How To Mentor A Remote Employee

Mentoring a remote employee is similar to mentoring someone in-house, with a few key differences.<p>Full or part-time remote work is growing trend. Gallup’s “2017 State of the American Workplace” report found that nearly four in 10 employees does some work from home.<p>Gallup’s research found remote …

Leadership

5 Tips Every Remote Working Parent Needs to Know

Is balancing parenting with your office work so hard for you? With Philippine companies adopting a remote work setup and backed up by the approved …

Productivity

Automattic's teleworking program is so successful they're closing their San Francisco office

Automattic -- the company behind WordPress -- has a fantastic teleworking policy that lets workers chose whether to come into offices in Portland, …

San Francisco

How to Keep Your Top Talent from Churning - Focus

I work in an industry where “startup” is a daily word, everyone’s fantasies seem to involve a “unicorn”, and “office perks” are the currency. The …

Management

Uber will now serve dinner earlier and offer remote work to cater to employees with families

Uber is hoping to become more family friendly.<p>The company will allow employees to work from home or work part time. It will also offer its catered company dinner at an earlier time.<p>The changes are intended to allow the company to better accommodate "a broader group of employees, including employees …

Uber

The Remote Worker’s Guide To Going Back To The Office

You’ve been working in old T-shirts and jeans. Now it’s time to report back to the office. Here’s how to cope.<p>Last month, IBM started scaling back its remote work program, ordering telecommuters in various company divisions to report to work at the company’s regional offices. Long a champion of …

The Workplace

$1 billion startup Automattic is closing its San Francisco office and having everyone work from home

Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress blogging website, is making the unusual decision to get rid of its San Francisco office. Its employees in the Bay Area will simply work full time from their homes, coffee shops, or wherever else they choose.<p>The truth is, employees were doing that …

San Francisco

Why Businesses Cannot Ignore The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been described as the anchor of the 21st-century industrial revolution. It's poised to connect everything around us, …

Internet of Things

Gender And Work: The Power of Flexibility

170 years. That’s how long it could take to achieve economic parity according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. What’s even more shocking is that the sluggish pace in Asian countries like China and India mean the region might only see the gender pay gap close in 111 to 1000 …

The Workplace

Considering A Nomadic Lifestyle? Don't Plan On Deducting Moving Costs

<i>This story appeared in the June 7, 2017 issue of Level Up by Forbes newsletter.</i><p>More and more people are trading their 9-to-5 routines for self-employment and remote work, but how tax deductions work with this way of life isn’t always clear. Can you itemize your miles, movers and storage units?<p>To …

Retirement

Axed from IBM for remote working? Don't go crying to HPE

Meg Whitman doesn't have time for work-at-home slackers<b>HPE Discover</b> Chalk up Hewlett Packard Enterprise as being among the crop of tech giants …

The Workplace

Report: British software developers are underpaid, and a little jaded

Stack Overflow today released its Q2 Developer Ecosystems Report, which examines trends in recruiting and hiring in the UK and Irish software development world. The report uses data from Stack Overflow’s website, as well as from surveys the company has performed.<p>Spoiler: It turns out that UK devs …

Stack Overflow

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 …

The Workplace

3 Things Your Best Employees Always Do When They Work From Home

Working remotely shouldn't mean unproductively.<p><i>What are some best practices for remote work over the phone? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jane Chin (), Founder and President of</b> …

Work from Home

How to Win at Working Remotely as a Graphic Designer

<i>Get your team the recognition they deserve! Enter the HOW In-House Design Awards today.</i>Remote work arrangements continue to gain popularity in the …

The Workplace

Why Remote Work Can't Be Stopped

When Dell recently surveyed its 110,000 employees about their work habits, it discovered something surprising: While only 17% of Dell's employees were formally authorized to work wherever they prefer, 58% were already working remotely at least one day a week. That's good news, says Steve Price, …

The Workplace

15 Ways To Keep Your Remote Staff Efficient And Productive

, CommunityVoice<p>Remote working arrangements are becoming increasingly common across various fields and industries as businesses look for ways to become more flexible and efficient. According to recent research by employee engagement platform TINYpulse, remote work has a very positive impact on …

The Workplace

Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped

The proportion of Americans who only worked remotely rose to 20% in 2016 from 15% in 2012, Gallup surveys indicate<p>When Dell recently surveyed its 110,000 employees about their work habits, it discovered something surprising: While only 17% of Dell’s employees were formally authorized to work …

The Workplace