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Telework is dead, long live telework

Telework is dead, long live telework

Just stumbled on an article written three months ago that says: Telecommuting as a separate thing is pretty much dead. You get e-mail on your phone, you write documents on your iPad, you run videoconferences on your laptop, and you do that anywhere you happen to be. When people conduct FaceTime chats on airplanes over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the idea that there’s this...

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Future Work – A Terrific Book

Future Work – A Terrific Book

Future Work –  How Businesses Can Adapt and Thrive In The New World Of Work by Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson makes a compelling case for why we need to change organizational cultures and working practices. If you’re interested in flexible workplace topics – telework, telecommuting – this is a must read book.


Free Telework Survey

We need your help spreading the word about an important survey of telecommuters. It’s an 8-10 minute web-based instrument that was developed by Solomon Nyaanga, a professor at Berkeley and PhD candidate from the Stevens Institute of Technology. We think this research will offer new insights into who’s actually telecommuting, how often they’re doing it, their attitudes about their jobs, the often contentious subject of...

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Telework Named As Strategy in Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a long overdue transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). The bill spells good news for telework. Although the majority of telework advocacy programs have been funded with Department Of Transportation money, prior transportation bills didn’t specifically mention telecommuting programs or projects. But this one does. Telework related efforts will be eligible for funding as...

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Mobile Workers Do It Everywhere

Mobile Workers Do It Everywhere

Mobile workers aren’t necessarily telecommuters who replace commuting with technology, but the certainly are teleworkers who use technology so the they can work anywhere, anytime. This infographic has some interesting and amusing stats about those hardworking souls who do it everywhere. Do you know, for example, that 60%  of mobile works feel they don’t get enough exercise, and 15% blame it on “technology distractions.” Scroll...

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Are Your Teleworkers Disaster Resilient?

Are Your Teleworkers Disaster Resilient?

Rick Tobin, President of TAO Emergency Management Consulting. spoke about disaster preparedness for teleworkers at the recent Secure Computing Environments 2011 Work Anywhere Symposium held at Sacramento State University. That’s not a topic you hear much about in the telecommuting world, so we asked for his help so we could share his important message here. “Telework seems like a magic potion,” Tobin wrote, “but the...

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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.


California Can Save Big With Telework

California Can Save Big With Telework

  Cash strapped California can save big with telework, but it will take courage for state and local government leadership to make it happen. The world of work has changed. To paraphrase Einstein, we can’t solve the state’s problems with the same thinking we used to create them. The numbers are huge, and we’ll be talking about the savings that are possible at the Secure Computing...

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CareerBuilder Refuses to Interpret Their Survey Results

Last week I wrote about an astounding report from CareerBuilder that claimed 65% of teleworkers are slackers, and 17% work less than an hour a day. As a researcher I wanted to know more, so I called but could’t reach anyone. I volleyed a few emails back and forth with Ryan Hunt, their PR guy, but he just kept pointing me to the press release....

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Home Office Star Date 2011

Working at home as a teleworker has real advantages when it’s nasty outside. Here’s a look out the window from a place where the weather is always cold and inhospitable. It’s a time-lapse movie created from still images taken from the International Space Station. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean west of Canada looking south and continues over North and South America moving SSE...

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