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Remote Work: Jack’s journey Infographic by @Plan.io

Working Remotely – Jack’s Journey Out of the Office Employees regularly cite the option of working remotely as something they’d love. In fact, 80-90% of U.S. workers say they’d like to work fro

Source: plan.io

Lots of good statistics in this infographic about remote work. One I particularly liked was about the amount of extra sleep remote workers get.


Could a personality test tell whether you’re likely to be a cyber-slacker?

Could a personality test tell whether you’re likely to be a cyber-slacker?

"In today’s world where technology is advancing at lightning speed, the opportunity to work away from the traditional office becomes increasingly more accessible....Unfortunately, with this freedom comes the risk of decreased productivity through cyberslacking, which involves getting distracted with Internet activities when employees should be doing their jobs.

Source: direccionestrategica.itam.mx

The article, and much of the authors' research, suggests that cyber-slacking can be anticipated with personality testing. Much has to do with how they score on honesty and procrastination. 


New U.S. Census Report Obscures Employee Work At Home Population

New U.S. Census Report Obscures Employee Work At Home Population

The US Census Bureau today released a report on the U.S work-at-home population. But the information provided is misleading. With public interest stirred by Yahoo!’s and Best Buy’s recent decision to recall teleworkers, it’s important to understand the facts about the trends in telework. According to the Census report, the work-at-home population grew just 19.4% between 2005 and 2010. In fact, the number of employees who work at home...

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Boo boo, Yahoo!

Boo boo, Yahoo!

Yahoo! CEO Mayer’s decision to pull in the troops runs counter to worldwide trends toward more remote work. Some suggest the reason for the move is that the company simply was out of control–they had people on the payroll that weren’t doing anything. It will be interesting to see if, after a period of adjustment, they go back to a remote work model. Flexibility leads...

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The Secret to Working from Home from Men’s Health News

Men need work life balance too! That’s the point of this Men’s Health News story titled: The Secret to Working from Home. Lot’s of quotes from your’s truly about how to approach your boss about allowing you to telework at least some of the time.


The Third Wave of Virtual Work – Harvard Business Review

The Third Wave of Virtual Work – Harvard Business Review This is an intriguing article the confluence of shifting employee priorities, evolving employer imperatives, and emerging communications and collaboration technologies. Executive Summary: In three major waves of change over the past 30 years, employers and workers have converged on new arrangements for getting knowledge work done. First, home computers and e-mail spawned an army of freelancers, offering...

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Lessons From Sandy

Lessons From Sandy

Yesterday we fielded questions from the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and American Public Media (Marketplace Morning Edition). As always happens after a catastrophe, alternative workplace strategies are on everyone’s mind. Problem is, during or just after a cataclysm isn’t the time to figure out if your continuity of operations plan works. Sure, flextime, telework, office sharing, and other alternative workplace strategies will reduce voluntary turnover...

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Free Custom ROI Model Available Here

As part of Work & Family Month we’ve teamed with WorldAtWork to make a customizable version of our Workplace Savings Calculator™ available. Here’s a short video about the calculator. The calculator is here. Our full custom Workplace Savings Calculators™ are normally available only to clients, but in cooperation with WorldatWork and in honor of Work & Family Month (October), we’re making the Calculator below available to the public with...

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Watch Out For Something Phishy In Your Email

Teleworkers rely on email more than most workers, and that makes them more vulnerable to malware distributed through innocent looking but bogus: UPS delivery confirmations Scanned documents Flight tickets Credit card issues Better Business Bureau (BBB) complaints ACH (Automated Clearing House) wire transfer problems PDF picture collections Powerpoint decks Lately, almost all of the malware is being sent by spam bots as phishing emails that...

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Inshoring Report

Inshoring Report

A 2010 study looked at ‘inshoring’, a business strategy designed to reduce costs by employing people in rural communities. The research was recently updated and reported in the Journal of Urban Economics. The study shows that call-center jobs are exploding in middle America and fizzling in large cities. But there’s a problem–they report on changes from 1995 to 2006. In terms of workplace change, 2006 was...

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