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3 Golden Rules for Remote Work: Advice for Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

by Milton Chen, Businessnewsdaily.com
March 5, 2013

Milton Chen is CEO and founder of VSee, which develops video chat and screen share tools for remote work and telehealth, and co-author of the XMPP video standard. He contributed this article to BusinessNewsDaily’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been getting all kinds of flak for a recent memo that...[Click to read more]

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Jason Fried’s next project, “Remote,” is a book-length refutation of Yahoo’s ban on telecommuting

by Christopher Mims, Qz.com
March 5, 2013

Jason Fried’s forthcoming book Remote: Office Not Required can be read as many things—a how-to guide, a manifesto, a chronicle of modern work. It is also a refutation of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s assertion that remote work is incompatible with collaboration and productivity. (Mayer recently demanded that all remote Yahoo employees start coming to the...[Click to read more]

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More Americans Working Remotely

by Neil Shah, WSJ.com
March 5, 2013

More American employees are working from home at least one day a week—a trend that could lower companies’ costs and boost productivity. Some 13.4 million people, or 9.4% of U.S. workers, labored at least one day at home per week in 2010, compared with 9.2 million people, or 7% of U.S. workers in 1997, according...[Click to read more]

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8 must-read telecommuting articles

by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, MNN.com
March 4, 2013

Today marks the start of Telework Week 2013.  This year marks the third anniversary of the event, which is designed to encourage organizations, government agencies and businesses to commit to telecommuting for part or all of this week and then find ways to incorporate telecommuting into the business model going forward.  In honor of Telework...[Click to read more]

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Effective Management, Not Telecommuting Bans, Make Employees More Productive

by Remote-employee-management.blogspot.com
March 4, 2013

Company-wide cohesion is not created with a forced work environment, but rather with good management. In today’s global workforce, the majority of US companies now have some portion of their workforce that works remotely from their main office. Companies now need to do more with less, and having employees based near clients cuts down travel...[Click to read more]

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Managing a Remote Workforce

by Teresa Lawlor, ReadyTalk.com
March 6, 2013

Managing a remote workforce—sometimes hundreds of miles away—is dependent on outlining procedures and providing direct communication to your workers. Businesses shy away from telework for this very reason, and they believe managing a remote workforce is extremely complex and time-consuming. Luckily, web conferencing and webinars make the process painless for collaborative meetings with remote workers...[Click to read more]

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Managing Remote Teams

by BobCowherd.com
March 1, 2013

Marissa Mayer’s decision this week to require all Yahoo employees to work in Yahoo’s physical Sunnyvale office created a nationwide conversation. Many in the tech world (myself included) were shocked by the announcement, as working with distributed teams has simply become the way software is made.  Collaborating with a team of people building tools for virtual...[Click to read more]

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Ten Top Tips: Making remote working actually work

by Jonathan Brenner, Managementtoday.co.uk
March 1, 2013

‘Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home,’ said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who has banned Yahoo staff from ‘remote’ working.   The thinking is this will boost the innovative ideas buzzing around her Silicon Valley HQ. But studies show the general movement towards allowing staff to work from home – or...[Click to read more]


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