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

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

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

Jennah MitchellFor Employers, Resources2 Comments

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

Jennah MitchellFor Employers2 Comments

The numbers don’t lie. According to one of the most recent comprehensive studies on telecommuting courtesy of WorldAtWork and, 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