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How to Manage Employees in Remote Locations

by Kelly Dwyer, CBSnews.com
September 24, 2007

Thanks to technology and globalization, more and more business teams are working together across state lines and international borders. Many corporations employ “dispersed teams,” where a manager in New York may communicate daily with colleagues in Boston, Los Angeles, and Singapore. But even with an array of new Web-based collaboration tools at their disposal, most...[Click to read more]

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Goal: Establish strong relationships to fuel motivation, collaboration, and productivity.

by Robert Denker, Rdpusa.com
September 24, 2007

Recent research from the Gallup Organization’s Tom Rath shows that people with strong friendships at work are more motivated, loyal, collaborative, and productive. In a typical office, those relationships form naturally. Across remote locations, you need to foster not only your connection to your remote employees, but also their connections to one another.[Click to read more]

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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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