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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.


Mr. President, Hello, Have You Heard Of Telework?

Mr. President, Hello, Have You Heard Of Telework?

We’re baffled why President Obama in a major speech today about reducing our dependence on oil imports didn’t mention telework. We know he’s a fan of the idea, because he said he was the Teleworker-In-Chief when talking about flexible work options. And he does work out of his house, the white one, after all. Half-time telework by those that could would save more energy than...

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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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Teleworkers Save Commuters Time On The Roads

Teleworkers Save Commuters Time On The Roads

A report from the UK shows that folks who work from home have helped to cut average commute times there to a 10 year low of about  24 minutes each way. The analysis – published to coincide with Work Wise UK‘s Commute Smart week this week (8-12 November) – finds that the average time spent commuting to and from work increased each year from 1998...

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Results-Based Management: A Smart Strategy for the Global, Mobile Workforce

What: Results-Based Management: A Smart Strategy for the Global, Mobile Workforce When: Tuesday, November 02 Time: 11 AM (PDT) / 2 PM (EDT) Where:  http://learn.gotomeeting.com/forms/110210-NA-G2MC-WBR-S?ID=701000000005TiA Results-Based Management The Key to Making Flexible Work Work View more presentations from Kate Lister.


Telecommuting: GSA Gets It

Telecommuting: GSA Gets It

Martha N. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration spoke at yesterday’s Telework Exchange Fall Town Hall Meeting in Washington, DC, and quoted some of our research. Here are her prepared remarks (emphasis added), Thank you, Josh, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Telework Exchange for inviting me to speak today. I’m delighted to be here. I often say “work is what you do, not...

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Government Means Business When It Comes To Telework

Government Means Business When It Comes To Telework

Government agencies have been told (by law) since 2000 that their people should telecommute to the maximum extent possible, yet only about 8% of those who could actually do. But the Telework Improvements Act of 2010 (H.R. 1722) that passed the Senate on September 30th will put some teeth in that mandate. The bill is waiting for House compromise on a few points, but the...

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Telecommuting — The Bottom Line

“Dollars and Sense: Workshifting, Your Business & the Bottom Line” Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT If you watched the webinar and want more information go to our Telecommuting Makes Cents page. If you have questions that we didn’t answer during the webinar please leave a comment here and we’ll respond both with a reply here and by email.


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