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Remote Work: Does Telecommuting Really Work?

by Julia Gifford, Readwrite.com
April 12, 2013

The Internet went crazy when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to ban remote working at the company, a decision that drastically affected more than 500 employees. Debate raged over the merits of remote working. Many thought Mayer’s move was uncalled for and archaic, and predicted it would end up backfiring, while other saw her move...[Click to read more]

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Looking at Cute Things Increases Productivity

by Worksnaps.net
April 10, 2013

Are you looking for a way to make your employees more productive? Have you ever thought about sharing some cute kitten picsaround the office? While that idea may sound counter-productive, a recent study, the“Power of Kawaii” conducted by a Japanese research team at the Hiroshima University, found that looking at pictures of cute animals could...[Click to read more]

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Telecommuting: who benefits?

by UToronto.ca
April 4, 2013

A Q&A with Rotman organizational behavioural researcher Sanford DeVoe Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to ban telecommuting has sparked office cooler debates about the practice—and the discussion has become entangled with controversy over the tech chief’s decision not to take a maternity leave. We spoke to the Rotman School of Management’s Sanford DeVoe to find...[Click to read more]

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The Pros and Cons of Working at Home

by Vivienne Fleischer, pbergo.com
April 1, 2013

Yahoo’s recent stand on their Work-At-Home policy has fired up some mighty heated debates across the globe.  As the discussion on the Pro’s and Con’s of this edict continue, I feel compelled to weigh in.  Working at home isn’t for everyone, but for those of us that it works for (and there are  A LOT...[Click to read more]

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TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING AN OFFICE-BASED COMPANY TO REMOTE WORK

by David Lavenda, Fastcompany.com
April 1, 2013

Despite the recent Yahoo ban on working from home, many organizations are eager to reap the benefits of a remote workforce. But just as with any organizational change, getting started isn’t easy, in large part due to the struggle of managing information and creating a collaborative environment across a geographically remote workforce. Specifically, it is...[Click to read more]

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8 secrets to super-productive telecommuting

by Christopher Null, Pcworld.com
April 1, 2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent ban on telecommuting sent shockwaves across the business world. Pundits were quick to take sides, with supporters of the work-at-home option insisting that such arrangements “can make you more productive,” and naysayers denouncing telecommuting as “the worst of everything.” They’re both right. If you telecommute the right way, you’ll save countless hours...[Click to read more]

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Creating a Remote Work Policy that Works

by Halvor Gregusson, Yast.com
March 28, 2013

Work from home programs have enjoyed an incredible run of success since 2006, when such policies were first adopted by industry leaders like Yahoo! and Best Buy.  In fact, recent data from the National Small Business Association shows that work from home arrangements jumped 44% in 2012.  Additional research from the Telework Research Network suggests...[Click to read more]

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