Category Archives: Work

Working from Home Reduces Anxiety About Long Hours

Working from Home Reduces Anxiety About Long Hours A recently released study of just under 25,000 IBM employees across 75 countries measured, among other things, the “tipping point” at which workers felt their work hours interfered with their home life. … Continue reading

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Speaking Engagement!

I received a great call yesterday regarding an opportunity to speak about remote and distributed teams. I’ve been asked by Ernest Andrade at the Charleston Digital Corridor to speak at June’s Fridays @ The Corridor about the topic. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Geographic Dispersion

I was thinking this morning of how geographically distributed my coworkers and I are right now: Currently: Charleston, SC; Ann Arbor, MI; Poulsobo, WA; Marietta, GA, Los Gatos, CA. In the past, add to that list: San Diego, CA; Firestone, … Continue reading

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Robots!

My boss sent me this: Texai Overview | Willow Garage The Texai is a remote presence robot under development at Willow Garage. The Texai Project began as a solution to a problem. Two Willow Garage engineers, Dallas Goecker and Curt … Continue reading

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Incubators

A good summary of Charleston’s incubators from Charleston Regional Business Journal. See also: More on Charleston Digital Corridor’s Endeavor The Lowcountry Innovation Center Spark Charleston

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Spark Charleston

Yesterday evening, I attended the open house for and at Spark Charleston: Spark Charleston is a startup incubator in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, SC that will offer free space & office amenities to high potential startup companies & … Continue reading

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Preoccupations – The Art of 10 Years of Telecommuting – NYTimes.com

Preoccupations – The Art of 10 Years of Telecommuting – NYTimes.com My experience tracks very closely to Ms. Marino’s. I love that Edumunds.com has a telecommuting policy – so incredibly valuable and forward thinking. I wonder how long they’ve had … Continue reading

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Marco.org – It’s time for the tech industry to distribute…

Marco.org – It’s time for the tech industry to distribute… It’s time for the tech industry to distribute itself beyond the Silicon Valley power center. … Ultimately, I think it’s important that our industry supports people’s ability to live and … Continue reading

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More on Trust

Ages and age ago I wrote about trust in a post entitled Trust and the Distributed Team. On the Rands In Repose blog, he writes about trust again: Here’s my question: do you or do you not want be the … Continue reading

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StudiesOfColocation – Agile Bibliography

StudiesOfColocation – Agile Bibliography I’m going to be tracking this more closely – there are definitely some interesting topics related to colocation of software project teams versus distributed teams.

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