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How to Allow Flexible Work Without Playing Favorites

by Elise Marescaux and Sophie De Winne, Hbr.org
August 22, 2017

We live in an era where just about any product or service can be tailored to fit customers’ needs and desires. Organizations are frequently doing the same for employees, providing customized work arrangements, or what are often called idiosyncratic deals or i-deals. Denise Rousseau originally introduced the term to describe unique work arrangements negotiated by employees and tailored to their...[Click to read more]

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How to Increase Desktop Productivity Working From Home

by Lisa M. Blacker, Goodmenproject.com
August 22, 2017

Whether you’re a freelancer, a college student, or someone who works from home in another capacity, having a work space in your home that is compatible is essential. With a newfound freedom of being able to work in sweatpants, it’s important to feel and keep productive. Making your space at home somewhere you enjoy working...[Click to read more]

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7 Ways to Boost Employee Productivity (Without Over-Managing)

by Dan Scalco, Recruitloop.com
August 22, 2017

There isn’t a manager alive who isn’t concerned with upping their team’s productivity. Unfortunately, this can often result in a feeling of desperation that leads to misguided strategies such as overloading employees with copious amounts of work, scheduling endless series of meetings, and/or utilizing negative reinforcement. But turning into an overbearing manager isn’t going to...[Click to read more]

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5 things to consider before working from home

by Melissa Gilligan, Globalnews.ca
August 22, 2017

Have you ever considered asking your boss if you can work from home instead of commuting to the office every day? Before you make that request, there are some potential pitfalls you may want to consider. Dr. Melanie Peacock from Mount Royal University joined Global Calgary on Tuesday to discuss five questions to ask yourself...[Click to read more]

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5 management myths that may surprise you, according to a top Harvard Business School exec

by Ruth Umoh, Cnbc.com
August 22, 2017

When it comes to what makes a successful manager, there are certain misconceptions that are now widely accepted. So what’s myth and what’s reality? Patrick Mullane, executive director of Harvard Business School’s online learning initiative HBX, debunks management myths for CNBC Make It. Here are five that may surprise you: Myth No. 1: Managers spend most of...[Click to read more]

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Workers Are More Productive at Home: Here Are 25 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs

by Brie Weiler Reynolds, Flexjobs.com
August 21, 2017

If you’re like the majority of workers, the office is not the place where you do your most productive work. According to FlexJobs’ sixth annual survey of more than 5,500 respondents, 66% of professionals think they would be more productive working remotely than in a traditional office. And there’s much more to learn from the survey...[Click to read more]

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3 Tips for Training Leaders to Work With Remote Teams

by Jennifer Post, Businessnewsdaily.com
August 21, 2017

Working remotely is becoming more and more popular, which means that leadership now happens virtually for many teams. Whether an on-site manager works with remote employees or the leaders work remotely themselves, leading people you don’t see face-to-face every day requires a slightly different skill set. When you’re working across time zones and everyone’s interacting...[Click to read more]

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