Why Telecommuting Will Never Replace The Office

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I’ll let you in on a little secret.   Telecommuting will never replace office life. Working remotely will never kill the commute completely. Virtual meetings will never eliminate the need for in-person, roundtable discussions. And that is just fine. Because here’s the other secret: Unless the workforce gets completely replaced by robots, we humans will never be exactly the the … Read More

A Look At What Makes Buffer So Incredibly Awesome

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Have you heard of Buffer? I’m assuming that – like the thousands of people that use their service every day – you have heard of them and know they are ridiculously awesome. If you haven’t found out about them yet, then consider this your introduction to one of the most forward-thinking companies I have had the pleasure of chatting with. Like … Read More

15 Top Tools For Productive Workflow

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15 Top Tools For Productive Workflow

Productivity. More than just a popular buzzword, it’s at the heart of every effective business and it’s the lifeline of every successful individual.   Want to get more done, faster? Productivity can help you out. Want to make more money? Productivity just might be the key to your success in that area. Want to create a more efficient workflow and stay organized while … Read More

Telecommuting With Hewlett Packard: Part 3

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Telecommuting With Hewlett Packard: Part 3

This is the final installment in a 3-part interview with Jen Haley, who is a Software Engineer with Hewlett Packard. Jen telecommutes from her home in Bozeman, and below she shares some of her thoughts toward remote workflow and how to find success in a telecommute role: JM: What successes have you had while telecommuting? JH: I have found a great … Read More

Telecommuting With Hewlett Packard: Part 2

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Telecommuting With Hewlett Packard: Part 2

In the first installment of my interview with Jen Haley – a Software Engineer with Hewlett Packard – we chatted about her history living in Montana and how she same to work for HP/EDS while living here, in Montana. In this installment we will find out how she transitioned to a telecommute position, and she will also share her thoughts … Read More

Telecommuting With Hewlett Packard: Part 1

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I am always amazed at the people I run into that are telecommuters. You’d think you’d be able to pick them out from a crowd…huddled over a laptop at Starbucks frantically typing, or holed up in their hotel’s business center into the wee hours of the morning. But you can’t always tell a telecommuter from a “regular” employee, and that … Read More

Managing A Remote Workforce Part 3: How To Effectively Manage Your Telework Team No Matter Where They Are Located

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Managing A Remote Workforce Part 3: How To Effectively Manage Your Telework Team No Matter Where They Are Located

Effectively managing a telework team is no walk in the park. While none of the rules governing traditional employee workflow will apply, there is still a need for parallel processes and protocols that will ensure everyone stays on the same page and – more importantly – to ensure that productivity stays high. There are a slew of telecommute “styles,” but … Read More

Top 65 Collaborative Work Tools of 2015

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Managing a company is hard work. Managing a remote team can be even harder. But thanks to the products, software, tools, and apps listed below, collaborating long-distance has never been easier. I am excited to highlight some of the top collaborative work tools of 2015 – some lists feature repeated resources – this is either because they did’t fit neatly into … Read More

Managing a Remote Workforce – Part 1: Hiring Remote Workers Can Tremendously Benefit Your Business

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The numbers don’t lie. According to one of the most recent comprehensive studies on telecommuting courtesy of WorldAtWork and GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com, approximately 26.2 million people telecommuted in 2010. While those numbers are 5 years old (I’d say it’s about time for another survey!) they still provide vital insight into a work trend that is proving to be much more than just … Read More