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Ten Characteristics That Make Some Virtual Teams More Effective Than Others

by Darleen DeRosa, Onpointconsultingllc.com
March 26, 2013

“Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.” – Warren G. Bennis As Warren Bennis suggests, there are numerous benefits associated with “studying the exemplary.” We at OnPoint believe that, too. And so do our...[Click to read more]

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Designing with remote teams

by Jeff Gothelf, JeffGothelf.com
March 25, 2013

As the author of a book on collaboration – a book that touts the benefits of collocated teams – the reality of distributed teams is not lost on me. In fact one of the main questions I get asked each time I present on Lean UX is how to make it work with remote teams....[Click to read more]

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Career Coach: The pros and cons of telecommuting

by Joyce E. A. Russell, Washingtonpost.com
March 24, 2013

Ever since Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, came out with her mandate regarding “returning to the office” (no more telecommuting) starting this summer, a huge debate has been restarted regarding the value of flexible work arrangements. As many have said, the timing seems odd since more and more firms have used telecommuting, and in...[Click to read more]

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Telecommuting’s Benefits Tough To Resist …

by JOSEPH SARKIS, Wbjournal.com
March 18, 2013

Organizations have had a tough time coming to grips with telecommuting. Most recently, the issue arose when Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, mandated that her company would discontinue its telecommuting program. The irony of this story is two-fold. First, Yahoo is a company whose products and services could benefit greatly from expanding the telecommuting...[Click to read more]

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Do You Trust Your Employees to Work Remotely?

by Rieva Lesonsky, SmallBizTrends.com
March 18, 2013

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer unleashed a firestorm of commentary throughout the business world with her recent announcement that remote working was off the table for the tech company’s staffers, who will now be expected to show up in the office every day. The move goes against the grain at a time when everybody from the federal...[Click to read more]

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Telecommuting Can Boost Productivity and Job Performance

by Michael Boyer O'Leary, Usnews.com
March 15, 2013

Michael Boyer O’Leary is an assistant professor of management, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Companies should not require all employees to work on site all the time. While telecommuting is popular, it is not something that’s run amok and–when well managed–it boosts productivity, commitment, work-life balance and retention.[Click to read more]

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How WordPress Thrives with a 100% Remote Workforce

by Scott Berkun, Hbr.org
March 15, 2013

WordPress.com is the 15th most trafficked website in the world. It is run byAutomattic Inc, a company that is 100% distributed. That means everyone works from home, or more precisely, from wherever in the world they wish. They’ve been amazingly successful with this strategy, but I was skeptical about how a distributed company really works....[Click to read more]

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Simplify your life: Telecommuting isn’t just for parents

by Maureen Jenkins, Edition.cnn.com
March 13, 2013

As someone who has often worked from home during her career, I’ve been obsessed with the firestorm Yahoo CEOMarissa Mayer ignited earlier this month by demanding that her telecommuting employees get themselves to a bricks-and-mortar office—and soon. Predictably, the blogosphere, TV news shows and critics everywhere blew up. How dare Mayer snatch this benefit out...[Click to read more]

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