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Lifestyle-driven virtual teams: A new paradigm for professional services firms

by Andrea Lekushoff, Iveybusinessjournal.com
October 2012

Social changes in the workforce are leading more and more employees to demand more and more control over how, when, and where they work. The result, which is gaining increasing traction, is a rise in lifestyle-driven virtual teams. 24/7? Running to Gate 9? Who needs them.  Especially when forward-looking employers can accommodate the needs and...[Click to read more]

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4 Tips to Avoid Work-From-Home Email Scams

by Chelsea Gladden, Mashable.com
September 30, 2012

It’s no secret that jobs that allow you to work from home are on the rise, but as their popularity grows, so do inventive ways to dupe job seekers. Get-rich-quick offers and promises of lots of money for very little work should immediately put your guard up. If you haven’t already, familiarize yourself with what...[Click to read more]

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10 Tips For Working Effectively At Home

by Melissa Stanger, Businessinsider.com
September 29, 2012

More than 10 percent of U.S. employees now regularly work from home, according to a survey by Stanford University. This saves money on commuting and they also don’t need to worry about their managers breathing down their necks. Although there are some who find they are more productive when working from home, “losing the structure...[Click to read more]

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Connect Remote Employees with Social Collaboration Tools

by Troy Larson, Blog.mindjet.com
September 28, 2012

Over the past five years we’ve seen some pretty drastic changes in the modern workforce. According to a recent study by Small Business Labs of independent workers, 71% cited selecting be an independent worker because they have greater control over their own schedule. For today’s companies and employees – it’s all about flexibility. Lucky for...[Click to read more]

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The Future Of Working From Home

by Ariel Schwartz, FastCoExist.com
September 27, 2012

Does your company let you work from wherever you want? If it doesn’t, it may be watching as progress passes it by. The next generation of working doesn’t require a desk. Sometimes it seems that a new study comes out every day touting the benefits of working remotely—it makes you more productive, happier, potentially even...[Click to read more]

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How to Manage Work-at-Home Employees

by BusinessNewsDaily, Mashable.com
September 27, 2012

Work-from-home arrangements are more common than ever. Employees love the flexibility and employers benefit from having happy employees. However, keeping employees engaged and productive from a distance can be challenging. Paul Eccher, co-founder and principal of workplace solutions firm The Vaya Group, saidtelecommuting is expected to become even more common in the coming years, especially...[Click to read more]

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Remote working cuts employee desk space

by Jennifer Scott, Computerweekly.com
September 25, 2012

As the trend for working remotely grows, a Citrix survey claims it will erode the need for desk space in business premises European businesses will only need three quarters of a desk per employee by 2020 due to the impact of remote working. According to a survey of almost 2,000 senior IT decision makers commissioned...[Click to read more]

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