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Time Management Tips To Make The Most Of The Winter Solstice

by Angelyn Francis, Huffingtonpost.ca
December 21, 2015

Winter solstice means saying goodbye to the sun earlier than ever on Monday across Canada. Every December, the shortest day and the longest night of the year come around and steal away the hours from you. The Winter or December solstice occurs when the Northern Hemisphere is angled the farthest from the sun it will...[Click to read more]

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The Invention of Telecommuting

by Vicky Gan, Govexec.com
December 2, 2015

According to the latest Census numbers, 4.5 percent of Americans, or about 6.5 million people, are working from home most of the time. That’s up from 3.2 percent in 2000, and roughly double the proportion in 1980. This uptick is new, conjuring images of freelancers hunched over laptops—but telecommuting isn’t. The concept of working away from...[Click to read more]

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Five ways work will change in the future

by Interviews by Killian Fox and Joanne O'Connor, Theguardian.com
November 29, 2015

1 | Workplace structures Forget the rigid corporate ladder – now the corporate lattice allows free-flowing ideas and career paths Browse the business section of any bookshop and you’ll find dozens of titles promising to share the secret to climbing the corporate ladder. But the day is not far off when such books will seem...[Click to read more]

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REMOTE BY DEFAULT: HOW GITHUB MAKES WORKING REMOTELY NOT SUCK

by Coby Chapple, Devslovebacon.com

At GitHub, approximately 75% of our 245 employees work remotely, regularly covering over 100 cities around the world at any one time. Making this work for everyone isn’t easy, but it’s definitely achievable, and with the right approach can become one of your company’s greatest strengths. This talk aims to share insights into how you...[Click to read more]

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HOME OFFICE SPACE

by LINDSEY DESIMONE, Elledecor.com
November 16, 2015

30 million Americans work from home at least once a week, and while it seems like a dream, there are a million and one things to get distracted by there. According to Wrike Project Management, whose aim is to increase on-the-job efficiency, one big culprit is your television (i.e. Netflix), but your overly energetic puppy and that mess of dirty dishes in...[Click to read more]

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Unnecessary rules, inadequate resources and office politics top the reasons for poor employee productivity

by Hayley Kirton, Cityam.com
October 29, 2015

Fussy managers may be responsible for slowdowns in the workplace, as having unnecessary rules came top of a list of reasons for poor productivity in a study released today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The CIPD’s latest Employee Outlook Survey, which was prepared in partnership with Halogen Software, also points the...[Click to read more]

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Remote versus Co-located Work

by Martin Fowler, Matinfowler.com
October 19, 2015

There isn’t a simple dichotomy of remote versus co-located work, instead there are several patterns of distribution for teams each of which has different trade-offs and effective techniques suitable for them. While it’s impossible to determine conclusive evidence, my sense is that most groups are more productive working in a co-located manner. But you can...[Click to read more]

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