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Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

We are in the midst of one of the greatest eras of technological, social and cultural change. Today, mobile and other technologies keep us constantly connected, and this shift has affected how we interact with our families, how we spend our leisure time, and naturally, how we work. This change is creating an opportunity for companies to shift how they think about and conduct the daily practice of work. I work at TELUS , and have done so since late 2008.

Five Essential Tips to Effectively Work from Home

Dan Pontefract

Being a mobile worker means I can work from the road, a TELUS office, hotels, the odd coffee shop … and yes even at home. Several years ago TELUS introduced a concept called Work Styles where 70 per cent of its team members will work 100 per cent of the time from home or – like me – will work from various locations, including their home. 56 per cent said that having a flexible work option would motivate them to work harder.

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“Oh, you’re one of those. You want to work anywhere, anytime.”

Dan Pontefract

I’d like to be able to move around, work from home, be in different buildings and generally work from anywhere.” You want to work anywhere, anytime.”. I want to work anywhere, anytime.”. I really wish I could work anywhere, anytime.”. These days at TELUS, more people than ever before are working anywhere, anytime. But employee engagement is but one aspect that demonstrates TELUS’ flexible working arrangement and model is, err…working.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. I started using a Fitbit to monitor and motivate me to move, but I also sought out some ways to make walking part of work. I have learned a lot – and the results have helped me be way more productive (and drop a lot of pounds toos!). I’ll be doing a Guidestar Webinar on health and productive meetings on Feb. It’s work.”

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Anecdote: What do you notice about these recent books on collaboration? This triggered some reflections in the comments about the process of writing collaboratively. Good work M.

Four Principles for the Open World by Don Tapscott #hippie2.0

Luis Suarez

More than anything else because of a single key concept that permeates throughout the TED Talk and which I have been advocating for a long while as one of the biggest advantages of making use of social technologies, whether for work or for personal use: Openness. As a network, or as a community, interacting and collaborating with one another. Still think your organisation could live by without breathing a collaborative corporate culture?

IT & HR: Should They Merge?

Dan Pontefract

Enterprise 2.0 = Work 2.0 = Learning 2.0. Collaborative Work Styles. If HR & IT were to merge, the employee does not have to distinguish whether they require technology related, process related, human related or job related questions answered. without Work 2.0

A New Style of Work

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tom Foremski , a journalist blogger and friend who reports on the business and culture of innovation in Silicon Valley Watcher , wrote an interesting comment in my blog: “In some ways, I see your post-retirement life as being somewhat futuristic, in that it will be the way many people will be working in the future. It's what I call an "atomic" model - collaborating with others on specific tasks/projects and then dissolving those collaborations as you work with others on different projects.

Looking Back on Four Decades: My Top 40 Learning Moments

Dan Pontefract

I’m still working on being less abstruse. Having my direct reports physically around me was rule number one; that rule was thrown into the bin in favour of 100% flexible work styles. The more money you make, the less likely it is that you’ll actually collaborate. Moore’s Law is a farce in many organizations without IT budget to improve the work experience itself technologically. It’s naïve to think an entirely flattened organization will be productive.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

As I have mentioned in a recent blog post, you would remember how I have now moved into a new job role within IBM, as Lead Social Business Enabler for IBM Connections (both internal and external), where I am much more heavily involved with IBM’s knowledge workers’ own adoption efforts of social business and social technologies. Early adopters, first, second, third waves of adopters have all gone through that transformation of how they work and everything.

Working Your Creative Muscle. Or, How I Signed Up for an Art Project and What I Learned

Adaptive Path

What I got was much more: a new understanding of my working process and insights about the role of personal projects in everyday creativity. Working Your Creative Muscle. Specific elements that worked well: It was related to (but not the same as) my everyday work. Although I was working independently, I was also participating in parallel with others. We work in a rapidly changing environment and we design for the future. An actual product or output?