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The Disadvantages of Freelancing: 4 Major Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Job

by JILLIAN KRAMER, Glamour.com
April 3, 2017

The freelance economy is booming, and the work-for-yourself lifestyle can certainly sound enticing. But it’s not all lounging in pajamas and meeting friends for midday coffees. The freelance life has drawbacks that—without discipline and certain personality traits—can drive even the most talented worker insane. Here are four dark sides to freelancing you need to think...[Click to read more]

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Japan’s office managers are experimenting with this radical new trend called “working from home”

by Isabella Steger, Qz.com
April 03, 2017

More and more Japanese companies are rising to the call of prime minister Shinzo Abe to fix Japan’s moribund economy by giving employees the flexibility to work remotely. The practice is known as “telework,” or terewaku, in Japan, and it’s slowly gaining traction in a country where corporate norms such as putting in face time...[Click to read more]

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Crossing continents, avoiding islands | How to engage with people across time zones

by Wearethecity.com
April 3, 2017

Ally Yates shares best practice in engaging people across time zones Virtual teams and telecommuting are well-established features of how we do business these days. You can join a meeting from your city office as easily as you can conduct an appraisal conversation from your kitchen table. Engaging with people in real time across geographic...[Click to read more]

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Traveling Is No Excuse to Skip Your Regular Meetings

by Phil Schraeder, Fortune.com
April 3, 2017

The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question, “What are your strategies for staying effective while working remotely?” is written by Phil Schraeder, president and chief operating officer of GumGum. He is...[Click to read more]

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7 things people think are terrible for their productivity that actually aren’t

by Shana Lebowitz, Uk.businessinsider.com
April 3, 2017

If there’s one universal truth about productivity, it’s that not everything works for everyone. Maybe you like to wake up at 5 a.m., go through your entire email inbox, organize your desk, and get cracking on your to-do list. Or, maybe you prefer to wake up at 8 a.m., hit the gym, scan your emails...[Click to read more]

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5 Valuable Employer Tips for Managing Teams in Different Time Zones

by Christopher Moore, Business2community.com
April 2, 2017

Handling teams that perform in various time zones and have different working days is challenging. One team might begin work early in the day, whereas another might commence its work day several hours later, but the time difference between their zones can be misleading in terms of specific deadline dates and hours. It’s really the...[Click to read more]

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