Tidying Up—the Remote Working Way

April 22, 2019

Have you watched the latest Netflix hit? Marie Kondo has people across America cleaning out closets, clutching old t-shirts as they bid them goodbye, and donating in droves to thrift stores. Tidying up for remote work does not mean you need to pile all your supplies and files on your office floor. (Although some of…

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Overcome the Challenges of a Distributed Workforce

April 8, 2019

Everywhere you go, people extol the virtues of remote work, including the flexibility and freedom of working out of an office. Most claim they would never return to the old ways of working. But what about the other group of employees who were afraid to make the transition? Or the group forced to make the…

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How to Build a Sense of Team with Remote Workers

March 15, 2019

Gone are the days of Leave it to Beaver and traditional workplaces. We are now entering into a new workplace paradigm in which technology changes everything. Just think about smart phones and tablets. Can you even imagine a world, let alone a workplace, without them? No! With all the change, it’s important to remember that…

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Why your non-profit or association should embrace remote work

February 26, 2019

The way that people view their work, and its place in their lives, is changing. Men are more likely to balance their time between work and with their families. Women are more likely to continue working after they have kids. This shift is especially true of Millennials who desire a deep sense of purpose and…

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Generations—Millennials as (Remote) Workers

February 16, 2019

Coast to coast—that’s how she rolls. In the last two years, Emily Goodman has worked from New York to Seattle. And her clients have connected with her from the east and west coasts and several states in between. We caught up with her in Seattle, just before she set out on a trip to Morocco.…

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Insights into Giving Feedback to Remote Workers

January 29, 2019

Let’s be honest. Nobody likes giving feedback. We might say that we do, but we don’t. If you’re human, and we’ll assume that you are, you don’t look forward to difficult conversations. Without a good loop of feedback, however, organizations don’t grow. Bill Gates, one of the most successful leaders in the world, is quoted…

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Generations-Quietly In Between: GenX as (Remote) workers

January 17, 2019

The best thing about talking to multiple generations is letting go of preconceptions and stereotypes and simply enjoying the human connection. Generational titles make great magazine covers and give shape to employment research, but it’s the people who round out great work teams. Jeff Walters was running a bit behind for the conversation due to…

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Generations-A Boomer at (Remote) Work

November 28, 2018

Friday morning found Danette looking enjoying a mountain view from her comfortable spot in the Roanoke Public Library. She finishes up her thermos of tea and checks the local newspaper for weekend events. Danette usually works from home but needed to change up the view for a day of work. She was writing for clients…

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How to Promote Collaboration on Virtual Teams

November 14, 2018

If you’ve spent time in a traditional workplace, you can agree that constant noise, conversations, and frequent interruptions can create an environment that reduces the amount of work that gets done. The alternative that many organizations are utilizing is a remote workplace where employees can work from a quiet space and communicate with one another…

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Here or There—Decision Making and Remote Work

November 1, 2018

Have you heard of the Heath brothers? No, they are not a singing group or a new comedy duo. They are two brothers, one a businessman and the other a college professor, living on opposite coasts who collaborate on great business books. Decisive, their book on decision making, holds insights for the world of remote…

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