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Telecommuting, the ultimate green job?

by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, MNN.com
August 03, 2009

Green jobs. You hear all about them lately, but what are they, exactly? This is where the problem lies; there is no concrete definition of a green job and if you ask five different people to define it, you’ll likely get five different answers. Just look at Jonathan Kesselman’s “On the Streets – Green Jobs”...[Click to read more]

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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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