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How We Handle Our Remote Teams

by Allan, Lesseverything.com
March 27, 2013

LessEverything is broken down into two remote teams. The first team is comprised of LessAccounting support, devs, plus Steve and me. The second team is LessFilms which is Corey, Eric, Steve, and me. Multiple projects, multiple locations, multiple income streams across seven time zones. We have no formal meetings, although in the past we did...[Click to read more]

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Ten Characteristics That Make Some Virtual Teams More Effective Than Others

by Darleen DeRosa, Onpointconsultingllc.com
March 26, 2013

“Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.” – Warren G. Bennis As Warren Bennis suggests, there are numerous benefits associated with “studying the exemplary.” We at OnPoint believe that, too. And so do our...[Click to read more]

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Designing with remote teams

by Jeff Gothelf, JeffGothelf.com
March 25, 2013

As the author of a book on collaboration – a book that touts the benefits of collocated teams – the reality of distributed teams is not lost on me. In fact one of the main questions I get asked each time I present on Lean UX is how to make it work with remote teams....[Click to read more]

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Career Coach: The pros and cons of telecommuting

by Joyce E. A. Russell, Washingtonpost.com
March 24, 2013

Ever since Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, came out with her mandate regarding “returning to the office” (no more telecommuting) starting this summer, a huge debate has been restarted regarding the value of flexible work arrangements. As many have said, the timing seems odd since more and more firms have used telecommuting, and in...[Click to read more]

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Telecommuting Still Primed for Growth

by Sean O’Brien, Commpro.biz
March 20, 2013

In the 1980s, the term “work-life balance” entered our modern business vocabulary. Cell phones and personal computers started to emerge, infiltrating both our personal and professional lives. Fast forward 30 years, and the term has become a hot topic again following the abolishment of telecommuting by both Yahoo! and Best Buy executives. The result has...[Click to read more]

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Telecommuting’s Benefits Tough To Resist …

by JOSEPH SARKIS, Wbjournal.com
March 18, 2013

Organizations have had a tough time coming to grips with telecommuting. Most recently, the issue arose when Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, mandated that her company would discontinue its telecommuting program. The irony of this story is two-fold. First, Yahoo is a company whose products and services could benefit greatly from expanding the telecommuting...[Click to read more]

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Do You Trust Your Employees to Work Remotely?

by Rieva Lesonsky, SmallBizTrends.com
March 18, 2013

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer unleashed a firestorm of commentary throughout the business world with her recent announcement that remote working was off the table for the tech company’s staffers, who will now be expected to show up in the office every day. The move goes against the grain at a time when everybody from the federal...[Click to read more]

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