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Managing Remote Employees: Exploring Some Basic Principles

by theremoterevolution.com
February 26, 2013

If you’ve read anything about Mom Corps, you know that they practice something called “ROWE” (Results-Only Work Environment).  I read an interview with Mom Corps’ CEO, Allison O’Kelly and here’s what she had to say about this: “Virtual managers likely need training on how to expand their communication skills to include how to keep employees...[Click to read more]

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Working at home with young children: How to be a CEO and a parent simultaneously

by Eric Michaels, smallbiz.theupsstore.com
February 26, 2013

If you find yourself grappling with the transition to parenthood while starting a small business, you’re not alone. In many cases, having young children may motivate someone to start a small business in order to support them. The challenge of being both the CEO of your business and a parent may seem overwhelming. Here are...[Click to read more]

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Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

by Elise Hu, Npr.org
February 25, 2013

In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry’s past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they’ll no longer be allowed to work from home. According to an internal memo leaked to tech siteAll Things D, employees who previously enjoyed teleworking will...[Click to read more]

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Why Marissa Mayer’s ban on remote working at Yahoo could backfire badly

by Mathew Ingram, GigaOm.com
February 25, 2013

Not long after her arrival at Yahoo, new CEO Marissa Mayer started handing out carrots to her new employees, including new smartphones, free food and other Google-style amenities. Now she has brought out the stick: namely, a directive that employees are no longer allowed to work from home, something that is expected to affect as...[Click to read more]

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Marissa Mayer’s No-Flex Policy Old School for Young Mom CEO

by Jennifer Owens, Huffingtonpost.com
February 25, 2013

How disappointing. Working moms of all stripes were excited last summer when Yahoo! named Marissa Mayer CEO, even as her maternity leave loomed just a few months away. Yes, she soon concerned us fellow working parents when she immediately committed publicly to a two-week maternity leave. But I still had hope. We all knew she...[Click to read more]

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How to Hire and Manage Remote Workers

by Rebecca Haden, SellingtotheMasses.com
February 25, 2013

Some of the world’s biggest companies were started in someone’s garage: Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, and Harley-Davidson, to name just a few. If you run your company from your kitchen or a shed out back, though, you might wonder how best to handle employees. Can you hire someone in your kitchen and set up...[Click to read more]

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