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Friday Five: 5 Apps For Working Remotely

by Meaghan Edelstein, Blog.ringcentral.com
March 7, 2013

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter on the subject of remote working. Just last month Yahoo! CEO, Marissa Mayer sparked a firestorm of conversation around whether businesses should allow employees to work remotely. Since then, Best Buy has announced its elimination of its flexible work program, while others insist their employees are more productive...[Click to read more]

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How Working at Home Works (For Us)

by Esther Lee, Lullabot.com
March 6, 2013

In the beginning When I tell new acquaintances that I work for a distributed company, they inevitably ask: “You do all of that from home?How?” We discuss this how on a regular basis, but haven’t taken these conversations outside our figurative halls. In this article, all will be revealed![Click to read more]

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4 Work at Home Travel Agent Jobs

by MIRANDA GRIMM, Wahadventures.com
March 6, 2013

There has always been a great interest in work at home travel agency related jobs. Maybe its the idea of being a part of world travel while never leaving your living room or that it seems like a true customer support type of job (rather than high-pressure sales). Regardless of the reason so many people...[Click to read more]

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Is Telecommuting Right for Your Business?

by JORDAN PARASO, BopDesign.com
March 6, 2013

Recently, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer shook up the business world with her decision to no longer permit employees to telecommute at Yahoo.  Based on media interviews, she seems to have good reasons for ending the company’s long-standing policy. But will her decision have an impact on small service companies that sometimes struggle to attract and...[Click to read more]

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Mayer Take 2: the Challenge of Managing Remote Workers

by Simplicity.laserfiche.com
March 06, 2013

Okay. This blog, and many other places, has criticized Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s decision to disallow full-time telecommuting. Managing any worker is hard but managing remote workers presents special challenges. As with any staff, a few bad apples in the bunch of home workers — like, at Yahoo!, the people who had their own businesses...[Click to read more]

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Jumpstart Creativity With the Buzz of a Coffee Shop

by Christine Erickson, Mashable.com
March 6, 2013

When fighting a creative block, the last thing one wants is silent solitude. Normally, we bounce ideas with colleagues, plug in our headphones and blast motivational tunes, or step outside to grab fresh air and a cup of caffeine. According to a study, that moderate background noise is actually helping our creativity, while complete silence...[Click to read more]

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3 Golden Rules for Remote Work: Advice for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

by Milton Chen, Businessnewsdaily.com
March 5, 2013

Milton Chen is CEO and founder of VSee, which develops video chat and screen share tools for remote work and telehealth, and co-author of the XMPP video standard. He contributed this article to BusinessNewsDaily’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been getting all kinds of flak for a recent memo that...[Click to read more]

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Jason Fried’s next project, “Remote,” is a book-length refutation of Yahoo’s ban on telecommuting

by Christopher Mims, Qz.com
March 5, 2013

Jason Fried’s forthcoming book Remote: Office Not Required can be read as many things—a how-to guide, a manifesto, a chronicle of modern work. It is also a refutation of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s assertion that remote work is incompatible with collaboration and productivity. (Mayer recently demanded that all remote Yahoo employees start coming to the...[Click to read more]

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More Americans Working Remotely

by Neil Shah, WSJ.com
March 5, 2013

More American employees are working from home at least one day a week—a trend that could lower companies’ costs and boost productivity. Some 13.4 million people, or 9.4% of U.S. workers, labored at least one day at home per week in 2010, compared with 9.2 million people, or 7% of U.S. workers in 1997, according...[Click to read more]

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