Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

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. I work at TELUS , and have done so since late 2008. How we know it works.

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. For example: 81 per cent of respondents agreed that an organization offering a flexible work program positively differentiates one company from another.

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Building Your Headquarters To Boost Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

But when an organization does indeed create an office environment and atmosphere that emits harmony, collaboration and a sense of vitality throughout its confines, there is an undeniable and infectious culture that manifests. My place of work, TELUS, is another example. (AP Photo).

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? And I am not just referring to the things we can do ourselves to avoid those productivity killers, since I am sure we all know how we could get rid of each and everyone of those!, That, right there, is already 8 hours of lost productivity!

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people say that collaboration is not an easy task, whether face to face or whether remote, but certainly it looks like collaborating effectively online still presents a good bunch of challenges and issues, and Aliza’s article surely highlights some of the most relevant ones.

“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.”.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall?

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.

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.

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.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

However, there is one particular article out there that became one of my all time favourite ones around this very same topic, and more than anything else, because it describes, pretty well, how work has evolved with the emergence of the Social Web in the last few years.

IT & HR: Should They Merge?

Dan Pontefract

Enterprise 2.0 = Work 2.0 = Learning 2.0. Collaborative Work Styles. Enterprise 2.0 = Work 2.0 = Learning 2.0. without Work 2.0 Work 2.0 (the itself, really isn't going to be successful unless the people practices of Work 2.0

Grappling with Groups

Clark Quinn

However, in designing learning, working in groups has some real negative perceptions and realities. As my kids complained, on group projects some team members will reliably slack, letting the most driven student do the work. Is the work being tracked in any way?

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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.

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.

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Luis Suarez

Early adopters, first, second, third waves of adopters have all gone through that transformation of how they work and everything. It just doesn’t work like that, I am afraid. No , I am really sorry, but it just doesn’t work like that.

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?