3 Virtual Team Building Activities to Help Improve Remote Worker Engagement

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org As an increasing number of workers are working from home on their smartphones, many companies are experiencing the challenges of trying to run a virtual workplace. As the number of Americans who work at least some hours from home has grown from 39 percent …

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Future Friday: Will the daily commute always be there?

I do a webinar on the subject of telecommuting, where I extol the virtues of telecommuting. At one time telecommuting seemed to be the major trend of the “future of work.” However, with recent moves by IBM, Yahoo, Honeywell and Aetna to make employees come back to the office, one might wonder if telecommuting will …

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How to Effectively Manage Your Virtual Team: A guest post

I am a big fan of remote teams. I have published several posts on this subject. When I got this guest post from a talented young writer, Helen Eagleton, I decided to publish it. I hope you find it to be as informative as did I. Evolving internet technologies are making it easier to perform …

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Telecommuting doesn’t always have to be seen as a reasonable accommodation

When you have a worker out for some disability they may request the possibility of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation. To some people and companies that may seem to be reasonable, but to others it may not. The case A litigation attorney sued her employer for not providing the reasonable accommodation of allowing her to …

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The Best Tools for Today's Telecommuting Teams

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Despite some turn around’s in some larger companies telecommuting is continuing to grow. HR professionals who coordinate workplace benefits and policies with remote employee teams tend to encounter a unique set of challenges. Without the benefit of a central workplace, they inevitably have to …

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The Remote Revolution: Solutions to Empower Next-Gen Workers

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonster.org. Remote working is on the rise. In fact, large enterprises like IBM are now expanding their remote-work program, even as more startups embrace a remote-first foundation, Quartz reports. The shift is no surprise — not only are companies looking to boost productivity by reducing the need for …

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Unobtrusive Ways to Keep Tabs on Remote Employees

Today’s post is provided by my friends at SocialMonsters.ogr Up to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce says they would like to telework at least part of the time, according to research compiled by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com. Meanwhile, Fortune 1000 companies around the world are rapidly adjusting their business model around mobile employees. Remote employees are good …

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From the Archive: Future Friday: Does telecommuting cause a digital divide?

I am traveling today, so I bring this commuting post from the archive. I have written a number of times that the part of the future of work is both telecommuting and a free-agent workforce. More and more companies are using or allowing a greater freedom in telecommuting. More companies are using independent contractors who …

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5 Ways to Increase the Accountability of Your Remote Workers

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. According to Gallup research, telecommuting in the United States rose to 37 percent as the average worker telecommutes two days per month. Most managers also reported that their telecommuters were just as productive as other employees. But just because remote workers are now the …

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