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New Way of Working

New Way of Working

Yesterday we looked at an infographic that compared the way we worked 50 years ago and the way we work today. But a lot of people don’t realize that the way people work today really is different than it was even a few years ago. In fact, many companies haven’t caught on to the fact that their people are mobile. They’re on another floor, in...

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Scott McNealy On Telework

Scott McNealy, Founder and Former CEO of Sun Microsystems, gave the keynote address at the 2011 Work Anywhere Symposium in Sacramento. This video is the entire 57-minute keynote speech and includes some interesting history about Sun, advice for organizations and employees contemplating telework, and a few of his outspoken political views. All worth your time, we think.


5 million workers ‘sick’ of commute

5 million workers ‘sick’ of commute

A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for The Workforce Institute™ reveals that more than 5,000,000 people have claimed they were sick because they couldn’t face the commute to work. Only 14 percent of those surveyed said they have the option of working from home, yet among those who don’t have the option, 27 percent said they could do so effectively For many adults who commute...

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$200 Million Broadband Map Available Free

$200 Million Broadband Map Available Free

Broadband access is a prerequisite for successful telework, but until recently it was tough to find out what service was available where. But the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has made The National Broadband map, which cost roughly $200 million to build, available online free. The map/application gives you access to census-level data from more than than 25 million records. It shows what types of broadband...

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Why Do People Telecommute?

Why Do People Telecommute?

Kate just found this in a study on telecommuting: Explaining the Propensity to Telecommute … We assume there is a linear expected utility a worker gets from telecommuting: (1) iiiiZXEUεγβ++= where Xi is a vector of household and individual characteristics and Zi is a vector of industry and job-related variables for person i. iε is identically and independently distributed as a standard normal with mean zero and variance one. The...

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Telework Week Offers Millions in Savings

Save Money and the Planet: Work at Home During Telework Week (February 14-18, 2011) One day participation could save U.S. over three-quarters of a billion dollars San Diego CA (USA), February 8, 2011 – According to the Telework Research Network, if the 41 million Americans with telework-compatible jobs worked from home just one day during National Telework Week (February 14-18), U.S. savings would total $772...

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Technology Is Not A Barrier To Telework

Technology Is Not A Barrier To Telework

The House passed the telework bill today, and it looks like Obama is eager to sign it. So rapid adoption both in government and industry should be a no brainer, right? Probably not. While the telework trend continues, barriers still exist that prevent companies from making the transition. They’re mostly cultural, but worries about the costs and complexities associated with setting up remote locations, and...

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Connected Britain

Connected Britain

Boy, I wish I’d written this, but I didn’t. UK futurist James Bellini did, as an introduction to a whitepaper sponsored by Orange. Our world is being transformed by major convergent trends – tipping points in technology, demographics, individual aspirations and behaviour – that are re-shaping the way we live, work and socialise. In this “connected” future our industrial-age heritage of fixed hours and fixed-place...

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