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The New Office Space: Co-Working for Collaboration
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 1:53 PM
Once upon a time, workers began and ended their career at the same company, either punching a time clock or reporting to the office for a 9-to-5 work stint. Seismic shifts in technology and the global economy have introduced a wave of new ways and places to work (hello Starbucks!). With an ever increasing number of people working freelance or remote work gigs... Read More...
Making the Most of Web Meetings
Monday, August 09, 2010 2:06 PM
We've posted in the past about how global teams and nomadic workers can successfully use tools such as web conferencing to work across wide geographies and multiple teams. In our recent post Dial in, Log on: Your Conference has Begun we shared tips for web conferencing best practices. Now we'll look at other aspects of web conferencing including how to... Read More...
Dial in, Log on: Your Conference has Begun
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 1:32 PM
When the corner office is across the globe, personnel increasingly need to work across wide geographies and multiple teams. In a past post Teams and Time Zones: Tips for a Global Workforce we offer ideas for managing the logistics of working in different offices and time zones. Useful options for bridging the time zone divide include web and teleconferencing... Read More...
Leading a Remote Team
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:44 AM
FiFA World Cup fever, which heightened in intensity as the finals neared, united sports fans across the globe in front of their TVs. Global happenings like the World Cup, the Olympics or even Oscar night, can seemingly shrink the world to a small village but when tasked with managing a remote workforce-across continents or cities-the distance between remote team... Read More...
How’s the Tunnel Coming? Tracking Long Term Projects
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:34 AM
It took 20 years for the character Andy Dufresne to tunnel his way to freedom in the Oscar winning movie The Shawshank Redemption . While most of us will never tackle a project of this scope, we all face long-term projects in the workplace. How best to track progress? There is no one size-fits-all answer. Large companies, with deep pockets and dedicated project... Read More...
Problem? Solved.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 10:21 AM
By Candie Harris Problems and workplaces go hand-in-hand. No matter the size of the company, the scope of the dilemma, problems are as inescapable in the workplace as well, work. While problems cropping up may be beyond your control, problem- solving... Read More...
The New Project Collaboration and Management Tools
Thursday, June 03, 2010 9:04 AM
Just ask any manager or leader in the average workplace and they will tell you that project management is pivotal to their team's success and to the company's bottom line. They will also tell you that the nature of project management is changing along with larger changes in the workforce. As we discussed in (past posts here, here and here ), we are experiencing... Read More...
When Your Office is a Starbucks (or a Safari): Tips for the Digital Nomad
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:46 AM
Technology is increasingly allowing digital nomads -location independent workers-to leverage the internet and devices like smartphones, making any spot on the globe a workplace. Whether your office is at the local coffeehouse, or in a far-flung locale, digital nomads require certain tools in their backpacks for success. The Digital Nomad Here are some tips for... Read More...
Problem Solving at Work (Part II)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:37 AM
My last post discussed why problems arise in the workplace and how we typically deal with them when they do. In this post, we will take a closer look at the problem solving process. "Nothing gives one so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." A mediate.com article on resolving conflict at work cites... Read More...
The New Culture of Collaboration at Work
Thursday, May 06, 2010 12:09 PM
by Candie Harris 1968 It was a year marked by social and political unrest. It was also the birth year of the office cubicle , that symbol of the modern workplace chronicled -and lamented- in Scott Adams' wildly popular Dilbert comic strip. The designer... Read More...
Communicating Across Workplace Generation Gaps
Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:09 AM
As we discussed in a prior post, four very different generations of workers occupy the typical workplace. According to studies, it is not a particularly easy co-existence. Last year, Pew Research Center reported that almost eight in 10 people polled perceived a major divide between the point of view of younger people and older people today. The Pew Center's... Read More...
Remote Workers Do Not Have to Be Invisible
Sunday, April 18, 2010 12:40 PM
Nomadic. Remote. Distant. These are just a few of the words used to describe today's on-the-go workforce that calls places like airports, coffee shops and public libraries the office . The number of virtual workers has increased by 800% within the... Read More...
The Demise of the Cubicle: Designing Office Space for the New Culture of Collaboration
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:54 AM
1968. It was a year marked by political and social unrest here and abroad. It was also the birth year of that symbol of modern workplace dysfunction chronicled in Scott Adams' wildly popular Dilbert comic strip- the office cubicle . As highlighted in this Fortune retrospective entitled Cubicles: The Great Mistake , even the cubicle's inventor - the late... Read More...

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