For the past few weeks I have been exploring some themes around innovation (in the post for why failure is a competitive advantage and the post that talks about how to turn failure into a competitive advantage), and I wanted to continue on that track by highlighting a few examples of companies that have internal …
Some great examples of how companies are fostering innovation: AT&T, Adobe, LinkedIn, Whirlpool, Ericsson.
"Flexible work arrangements are often ad hoc, either implemented by an employee on his or her own with no agreement by the employer, or produced by a secret deal between an employee and supervisor. This can create problems for the employer"...
As I've said before, companies that allow flexibility to happen ad hoc not only miss out on the benefits, they open themselves up to law suits. This article offers a few tips to guide you in developing your policy.
An interview with Peter Hirst, director of Executive Education at the MIT Sloan School of Management on their remote work policy.
This is a great article about what MIT learned from letting its staff work from home. Most importantly, it offered a boost in morale that came from feeling trusted.
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In today’s economic landscape organizations can’t allow distance to be a barrier to effective teams. As distributed teams become pervasive, the challenges they face become more evident.
There are some good tips in the Steelcase report on working effectively in remote teams. Video is a big help in closing the distance gap, but you have to use it effectively.