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How to Manage Virtual Teams

by Frank Siebdrat, Martin Hoegl and Holger Ernst, Sloanreview.mit.edu
July 1, 2009

Dispersed teams can actually outperform groups that are co-located. To succeed, however, virtual collaboration must be managed in specific ways. Teams are the typical building blocks of an organization: They provide companies with the means to combine the various skills, talents and perspectives of a group of individuals to achieve corporate goals. In the past,...[Click to read more]

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Cisco Study Finds Telecommuting Significantly Increases Employee Productivity, Work-Life Flexibility and Job Satisfaction

by Newsroom.Cisco.com
June 25, 2009

Increased Productivity Due to Telecommuting Generates an Estimated $277 Million in Annual Savings for Company SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2009 – Today, Cisco announced the findings of its Teleworker Survey, an in-depth study of almost 2,000 company employees. The study, conducted to evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with telecommuting at Cisco,...[Click to read more]

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Working From Home: 10 Unconscious Cues to Create a Work-Life Balance

by Jonathanfields.com
May 18, 2009

[Guest post from Wisebread.com’s Lynn Truong, co-author of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget] Working from home sounds like a very simple concept. But there are a lot of built-in structures and boundaries inherent in a going-to-the-office job that we often take for granted.  Recreating those boundaries when our home and work...[Click to read more]

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How to Telecommute: Getting the Job

by Brent Ozar, Brentozar.com
May 7, 2009

I’ve been working from home off and on since around 2000 for a few different companies. I’ve been lucky: it’s worked really well for me, but I’ve seen several cases where it didn’t work so well for others, and they lost their jobs. This week, I’m running a series of posts about the ups and...[Click to read more]

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Work-at-Home Scams

by Fbi.gov
April 17, 2009

Everyone’s seen them—seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it’s just a phone call or mouse click away… Might be tempting during these uncertain...[Click to read more]

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The Pond

by RandsinRepose.com
April 15, 2009

“Can I work remote?” I cringe. It’s Ian and Ian is a senior engineer. He’s a rock. He gets it done. I never have to ask him twice and, after six years, Ian has every right to ask to work remote. But I’m still freaked because my first thought when anyone asks to work remote...[Click to read more]

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Checklist for international telecommuting

by Accountingweb.com
March 11, 2009

A preeminent professor of international employment law, Belgium’s Roger Blanpain, recently said that, “We live in an information society, driven by knowledge in action…. [Services] can be provided via the information highways from anywhere, even from the other side of the globe…. We are in a New World. It immediately becomes clear why developments in...[Click to read more]

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Top 20 online tools for mobile working

by Arif Mohamed, Computerweekly.com
February 2009

More and more workers are taking to mobile working, either through choice or circumstance. As a result, knowing where to get the best free or low-cost web and mobile tools is essential. More and more workers are taking to mobile working, either through choice or circumstance. As a result, knowing where to get the best free or...[Click to read more]

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