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Emphasize the Productivity Boost to Convince Your Boss of Remote Work

by Adam Pash, Lifehacker.com
November 1, 2010

Remote work is a desirable working situation for many employees, but it can take some convincing to get your employer on board. Sure your boss can save money on office space and equipment, but productivity blog WebWorkerDaily suggests emphasizing telecommuting-related productivity boosts. Photo via the open and integrated home office. The WWD post is full...[Click to read more]

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Managing a Remote Workforce: Proven Practices from Successful Leaders

by Jamesware, WorkShifting.com
October 22, 2010

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, books, blogs, and Websites filled with advice about how to manage remote workers (or telecommuters, or workshifters, or distributed teams–we tend to use these terms interchangeably, even though we know there are subtle distinctions among them). However, most of that advice amounts to broad generalizations or “bumper-sticker”-like...[Click to read more]

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DECADE OF THE TELECOMMUTE

by Wendell Cox, Newgeography.com
October 5, 2010

The rise in telecommuting is the unmistakable message of the just released 2009 American Community Survey data. The technical term is working at home, however the strong growth in this market is likely driven by telecommuting, as people use information technology and communications technology to perform jobs that used to require being in the office....[Click to read more]

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Stay Connected to Ensure Off-Site Employees Remain Engaged

by Beth N. Carvin, shrm.org
September 17, 2010

Telework is a mixed blessing. On the plus side, it has been hailed as a benefit that enhances work/life balance, that reduces energy consumption and employee absenteeism, and that can help lower corporate real estate costs. On the other hand, it can substantially complicate communication, management, team building and extracting peak performance from off-site employees....[Click to read more]

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4 Keys to Managing Remote Employees

by SkywalkGroup.com
August 23, 2010

For most of my career, I have been part of organizations where remote relationships were the norm.  At times I have been the remote worker, being managed from a distance.  At other times, I have been the manager, directing the work of one or more distance employees.  From both sides of the equation, I have...[Click to read more]

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The Four Keys To Success With Virtual Teams

by Erin Meyer, Forbes.com
August 19, 2010

Today’s financial woes have forced many companies to pick members of project teams from across various global locations and have them communicate virtually–by phone, e-mail and video conference–thereby saving both time and money. There are more global virtual teams today than ever before. And their numbers are increasing rapidly. INSEAD, the international business school where...[Click to read more]

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