Work from home? Too many distractions!

Jen HaleyFor Employees, For Employers3 Comments

When people hear that I work from home as a software developer, 9 out of 10 times the next comment is: “I could never do that; don’t you get distracted?” 

Truthfully, the question has always bothered me. It highlights a flawed expectation that there are no distractions in an office when we know there are plenty (just try to get … Read More

LucidMeetings Interview

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As a remote worker, I am always on the lookout for products that make connecting with people in different locations than where I am as easy as possible. Lucid Meetings is one of those awesome products that I think is a great asset for anyone that telecommutes or needs to reach out to people outside their office, for example, and … Read More

Teleworking: What does age and gender have to do with anything?

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When I think about who best would fit the teleworker role, I, like many, might guess it’s those who are the most experienced and need little direction, or moms with never-ending obligations at work and home. But, we would be wrong; neither one’s tenure nor family structure dominate the remote work world. This begs the question: What drives the teleworker … Read More

Pat Davis Interview

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WhyTelecom Pat Davis Interview - HP and CA Technologies remote work

If you have ever thought that telecommuting or remote working is just for the young crowd, or for singles in their 30s or 40s, it’s time to completely change your way of thinking. I recently spent an hour talking with Pat Davis, a woman who has spent years telecommuting for not one but TWO huge companies: EDS/HP and CA Technologies. … Read More

Mikogo Interview

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Telecommuting just wouldn’t be possible without technologies that allow people to connect with colleagues or clients remotely. The ability to video chat with someone halfway around the world, for example, or to work using a shared project management tool is what connects a virtual workforce to one another – these technologies and the companies that bring them to market are … Read More

Pictures worth way more than 1000 Words: Jaw-dropping Remote Work Locations

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You’ve probably heard it before: telecommuting is pretty much awesome sauce because of, well, everything about it. No time wasted chatting up colleagues around the respective water cooler or over sub sandwiches during lunch. No time wasted on a (sometimes hours-long) commute. No lag time between punching out for the day and hanging out with you loved ones. Yep – … Read More

Zapier Interview

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Imagine…a world where apps magically talked to one another, giving you superhuman abilities to get things done efficiently. Sounds pretty awesome, right? The folks at Zapier thought it was high time that we stopped imagining such things, so they made them a reality. Anyone, anywhere now has access to technology and workflow that were once only available to people with serious programming … Read More