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No Hours?

Why Employees Shouldn’t Have Hours Employers ensure an erosion of employee trust by strictly enforcing when their employees must complete their work. Trust works in many directions within a company and team – peer to peer, worker to manager, company … Continue reading

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Why all the fuss over working from home?

Scott weighs in: Why all the fuss over working from home?: Hopefully Yahoo! doesn’t lose too many good people (if you’re a mobile developer at Yahoo! and are looking to leave, please drop me a note) with this move. In … Continue reading

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Working from home is like saying no to drugs

Instead of asking, Am I more productive?, look at the other side and ask, Am I happier? There is no doubt that my life is enriched by working from home. Feeling good about going to work every day drives so … Continue reading

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“You Do Not Want Me In Your Office”

For eleven years I have worked at home, thrilled with the arrangement Yahoo! provided. Free from distractions, free from traffic. Free from the burning, judgmental stares of other humans, from the deafening roar of each one drawing breath into their … Continue reading

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The hubbub about Yahoo!

There is a lot being written about the announcement from Yahoo! regarding the requirement of their remote staff to migrate back to company offices by June. I am torn on this. It is quite obvious to me that the company … Continue reading

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First Day: Welcoming New Hires | AYE Conference

Welcoming New Hires | AYE Conference (via @johannarothman) You’ve hired a candidate. She starts on Monday. What will she think at the end of her first day? Will she be in the “honeymoon” phase, or will she be disappointed with … Continue reading

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The Emotive Element of Distributed Teams

Will Bullock, of SLANT in Charleston, asked the following: Hi Brian – we have been doing quite a bit of virtual collaboration ourselves lately (international client, west coast dev team). Certainly technology makes this much easier, but one thing I … Continue reading

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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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Tips for Effective Meetings | Productivity501

Tips for Effective Meetings | Productivity501 5. Use meetings to argue This sounds bad, but really, this is what makes an effective meeting. Meetings let you get people together and work through differences in person. You can pit various ideas … 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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