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8 must-read telecommuting articles

by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, MNN.com
March 4, 2013

Today marks the start of Telework Week 2013.  This year marks the third anniversary of the event, which is designed to encourage organizations, government agencies and businesses to commit to telecommuting for part or all of this week and then find ways to incorporate telecommuting into the business model going forward.  In honor of Telework...[Click to read more]

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Effective Management, Not Telecommuting Bans, Make Employees More Productive

by Remote-employee-management.blogspot.com
March 4, 2013

Company-wide cohesion is not created with a forced work environment, but rather with good management. In today’s global workforce, the majority of US companies now have some portion of their workforce that works remotely from their main office. Companies now need to do more with less, and having employees based near clients cuts down travel...[Click to read more]

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Managing a Remote Workforce

by Teresa Lawlor, ReadyTalk.com
March 6, 2013

Managing a remote workforce—sometimes hundreds of miles away—is dependent on outlining procedures and providing direct communication to your workers. Businesses shy away from telework for this very reason, and they believe managing a remote workforce is extremely complex and time-consuming. Luckily, web conferencing and webinars make the process painless for collaborative meetings with remote workers...[Click to read more]

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Managing Remote Teams

by BobCowherd.com
March 1, 2013

Marissa Mayer’s decision this week to require all Yahoo employees to work in Yahoo’s physical Sunnyvale office created a nationwide conversation. Many in the tech world (myself included) were shocked by the announcement, as working with distributed teams has simply become the way software is made.  Collaborating with a team of people building tools for virtual...[Click to read more]

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Ten Top Tips: Making remote working actually work

by Jonathan Brenner, Managementtoday.co.uk
March 1, 2013

‘Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home,’ said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who has banned Yahoo staff from ‘remote’ working.   The thinking is this will boost the innovative ideas buzzing around her Silicon Valley HQ. But studies show the general movement towards allowing staff to work from home – or...[Click to read more]

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Workplaces Can Adapt to Reap the Benefits of Telecommuting

by Peter Arnfalk, Nytimes.com
February 28, 2013

What are the pros and cons of telework? It depends on what type of telework and under what conditions. Telework is not just working from at home. It’s a collective term describing many different ways of working outside the main office. The telework format we knew in the 1990s is transforming into flexible work arrangements,...[Click to read more]

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Special Focus: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Telecommuting

by Laura Walter, Ehstoday.com
February 28, 2013

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made some waves this week when a leaked memo outlined the company’s plans to rein in working-from-home arrangements. This policy sparked conversations surrounding the benefits and pitfalls of telecommuting. The Yahoo memo stated, in part, “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people,...[Click to read more]

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