Telecommuting

Reviving Family Time through Telecommuting

Family Time

With online meetings making telecommuting and remote work easier than ever, why do so many of us still seem to struggle with work/life balance? In less than a month, two Silicon Valley executives have taken a step down from their …

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My Must-Have WFH Accessory

Telecommuting is awesome. You get to skip your commute, you can knock out household chores in between work assignments and you can change up your scenery to kickstart your creativity and productivity. However, engaging in remote work isn’t simply a …

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The Increasing Importance of Virtual Meetings for Team Building

team building

Team building is a challenge. Getting different personalities to work and succeed together is a task in itself, but with the addition of distance and physical barriers, team building becomes increasingly more difficult, as well as increasingly more important. Without …

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Quiz: Does Your Virtual Team Show You Love?

virtual team love

If your virtual team had a collective pulse, would it be a strong gallop or a weak thud? Healthy working relationships matter just as much, if not more, for remote workers to efficiently reach group goals. However, these teams face …

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Collaboration Without Boundaries

Collaboration without boundaries of time, geography or culture.

We live and work in a world of constant connections, where technology keeps us tied into what’s happening at home, the office and around the world 24/7/365. We’re never more than a smartphone notification or desktop alert away from the …

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Resolve Your Way to Better Meetings in 2015

Resolve your way to better online meetings

A new year is upon us, and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to come up with a resolution or two for 2015. You can always go cliché with your resolutions—read more books, get healthy, call mom more, etc. But …

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Telecommuting Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

last-minute holiday shopping

About 79 percent of Americans plan to finish up holiday shopping at the last minute, according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. And, to keep up with the holiday flurry, many workers will turn to the flexibility of …

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12 Days of Telework | Work-life Balance Tips for the Holidays

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the …

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Central Desktop Asks, “Homing from Work: Good or Bad?”

homing from work

While Cyber Monday may be behind us (much to the relief of my wallet), the end of the year still represents a time of constant distraction for workers. There are office holiday parties to attend, more gifts to buy, decorations …

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How to Show Gratitude to Your Remote Team

remote teams

I’ve never ascribed to the notion that my team should be thankful for being employed, or that they somehow owe me or the company a debt for giving them a job. Rather, I endeavor to surround myself with people that …

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Tales from a Terrible Telecommuter (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WFH)

telecommuter

I’ve had the good fortune in my career to this point to always have at least some ability to work from home. Whether in an extreme case of a Results Only Work Environment where I never had to go in …

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Telecommuting Tips: Building Rapport on Virtual Teams

telecommuting tips

Workplace trends show that telecommuting is the future of work, but separated by miles, virtual teams struggle to develop working relationships. Without conversational moments by the break room microwave, or a cubicle neighbor to borrow a highlighter, how do virtual teams build …

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Q&A With Sara Sutton Fell, Part III: The Future of Flex Work

future of flex work

It’s an exciting time to be a worker as companies start to zero in on one of employees’ biggest wants—flex work. We expect to see a lot more of it as globalization and virtual collaboration bloom and companies see the …

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Q&A With Sara Sutton Fell, Part II: Managing Flex Workers

managing teleworkers

Flex work is still new ground for many companies, and transitioning to a virtual workforce requires new policies and guidelines. However, most of the guidelines tend to focus on the telecommuter, not on the manager (in-office or otherwise) who can …

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Q&A With Sara Sutton Fell: 3 Misconceptions About Flex Work

flex work misconceptions

As we’ve said many times before, work is not a place, and we believe flex work is here to stay. You may think flex workers are less productive, that flex work is a perk or that it simply doesn’t work …

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Managing Telecommuters: Let Employees Create Your WFH Policy

managing telecommuters

You give employees the floor in town halls, you let them weigh in on big decisions and some of you even let employees choose their own job titles, but how many managers let employees create their own work-from-home (WFH) policy? …

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Celebrate Georgia Telework Week with PGi’s Telecommuting Top 5

September 15th-19th has been officially proclaimed as the fifth annual Georgia Telework Week. PGi is headquartered here in Atlanta, Georgia, and as providers of collaboration solutions, we’re big fans of telecommuting and telework. To celebrate the kick-off of Georgia Telework …

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How to Squeeze the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer Vacation

Are you trying to squeeze in one last getaway before summer officially comes to a close? About 82 percent of workers check in with the office daily while on vacation, creating what we call a workation—a blending of work and …

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The Modern Retreat: Meet Your Virtual Team on Workation

work trends for virtual teams

The dreaded workation crams work into employees’ personal time off, but there’s another version of the workation that can be energizing and productive for the entire business: the company-planned workation. The traditional company workation (a.k.a. the corporate retreat) brings to …

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Types of Flex Work

Flexible work arrangements give employees the freedom they need to successfully balance their personal and professional lives. There are several different types of flexible work arrangements. Although this is not an exhaustive list, here are 12 of the most common …

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