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Set Up Remote Workers to Thrive

by Jay Mulki, Fleura Bardhi, Felicia Lassk and Jayne Nanavaty-Dahl, sloanreview.mit.edu
October 01, 2009

As increasing numbers of employees work remotely, companies need to find effective ways to manage internal communication and social interaction, and also to provide these employees with opportunities to become more visible.[Click to read more]

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The secret to engaging and training remote workers? Support and engage through technology

by Guy Fletcher, ChangeBoard.com
August 10, 2009

The rise of the remote worker Remote working, where employees work away from the traditional “office” – at home or in the field for example – is becoming more widespread as both technology and lifestyle considerations reshape the way we do business. 11% of the UK workforce are now “remote,” which equates to 3.5 million...[Click to read more]

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Telecommuting, the ultimate green job?

by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, MNN.com
August 03, 2009

Green jobs. You hear all about them lately, but what are they, exactly? This is where the problem lies; there is no concrete definition of a green job and if you ask five different people to define it, you’ll likely get five different answers. Just look at Jonathan Kesselman’s “On the Streets – Green Jobs”...[Click to read more]

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How to Manage Virtual Teams

by Frank Siebdrat, Martin Hoegl and Holger Ernst, Sloanreview.mit.edu
July 1, 2009

Dispersed teams can actually outperform groups that are co-located. To succeed, however, virtual collaboration must be managed in specific ways. Teams are the typical building blocks of an organization: They provide companies with the means to combine the various skills, talents and perspectives of a group of individuals to achieve corporate goals. In the past,...[Click to read more]

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Cisco Study Finds Telecommuting Significantly Increases Employee Productivity, Work-Life Flexibility and Job Satisfaction

by Newsroom.Cisco.com
June 25, 2009

Increased Productivity Due to Telecommuting Generates an Estimated $277 Million in Annual Savings for Company SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2009 – Today, Cisco announced the findings of its Teleworker Survey, an in-depth study of almost 2,000 company employees. The study, conducted to evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with telecommuting at Cisco,...[Click to read more]

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Working From Home: 10 Unconscious Cues to Create a Work-Life Balance

by Jonathanfields.com
May 18, 2009

[Guest post from Wisebread.com’s Lynn Truong, co-author of 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget] Working from home sounds like a very simple concept. But there are a lot of built-in structures and boundaries inherent in a going-to-the-office job that we often take for granted.  Recreating those boundaries when our home and work...[Click to read more]

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