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IS FLEXIBILITY AT WORK GOOD OR BAD?

by ALEXANDER KJERULF, Positivesharing.com
September 3, 2007

According to an article in The New York Times, I.B.M. has been trying out a new vacation policy, in which fixed vacation rules are replaced by informal agreements between employees and their immediate supervisor. The guiding principle is that the work must get done. As long as this is the case, employees can take as...[Click to read more]

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The case for remote working

by Dan Martin, Businesszone.co.uk
June 18, 2007

Over the decades the notion of a healthy work/life balance has shifted from a HR buzz word to a concept that has been debated in forums as high as the Houses of Parliament. However a good work/life balance is not just about working less hours; instead flexibility is proving the key for maintaining a happy,...[Click to read more]

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Managing Remote Employees in a Rapid Growth Company

by ServiceUntitled.com
February 13, 2007

I have talked about remote employees in the past. I constantly encourage companies to utilize remote employees and try to make them work. However, rapid growth companies often don’t have a choice, it is sometimes a nessecity to hire remote employees. In general, the advantages/disadvantages for rapid growth companies hiring remote employees are the same....[Click to read more]

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Seven Habits of Successful Virtual Teams

by Anne Zelenka, Gigaom.com
December 17, 2006

Companies of all sizes are experimenting with different ways to make virtual teams most effective: From large companies like IBM organizing fun activities like picnics and sports, to smaller companies like Perkett PR meeting up at Chamber of Commerce meetings to network, there seem to be plenty of excuses to get together during on and...[Click to read more]

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Getting the Most Out of Remote Workers

by Jennifer Robison, Gallup.com
June 8, 2006

One of the toughest parts of a manager’s job is the hardest to measure, because it involves the unquantifiable human connection between supervisors and the supervised. For many managers that connection is either exhausting or exhilarating, because it should be constantly renewed. So you might think that managing remote workers — work-at-home employees, satellite office...[Click to read more]

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