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.

Going Forward to the Past: Management Yahooliganism & No Longer Working From Home

Dan Pontefract

has mandated any Yahoo employee currently working from home (full-time or part-time) must relocate their fingers and keystrokes back to the office by June. That’s right … if a Yahoo employee was able to work from home, it’s no longer in the employee contract. Three lines irked me greatly in this memo missive: “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home.” Related Posts: I Am A Corporate Floater flat army book Ya, I Cry at Work.

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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

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 04 2008 Talking and Walking Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 8:12 am under collaboration , creativity , culture of love photo credit: steev-o A bit ago Shawn Callahan of Anecdote (friend and collaborator!) wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 04 2008 Talking and Walking Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 8:12 am under collaboration , creativity , culture of love photo credit: steev-o A bit ago Shawn Callahan of Anecdote (friend and collaborator!) wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 04 2008 Talking and Walking Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 8:12 am under collaboration , creativity , culture of love photo credit: steev-o A bit ago Shawn Callahan of Anecdote (friend and collaborator!) wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 04 2008 Talking and Walking Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 8:12 am under collaboration , creativity , culture of love photo credit: steev-o A bit ago Shawn Callahan of Anecdote (friend and collaborator!) wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 04 2008 Talking and Walking Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 8:12 am under collaboration , creativity , culture of love photo credit: steev-o A bit ago Shawn Callahan of Anecdote (friend and collaborator!) wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jun 04 2008 Talking and Walking Collaboration Published by Nancy White at 8:12 am under collaboration , creativity , culture of love photo credit: steev-o A bit ago Shawn Callahan of Anecdote (friend and collaborator!) wrote an interesting blog post about people who write about collaboration – by themselves. Good work M.

In Defense of Alexandra Samuel

Dan Pontefract

I too believe it saves time and it would be so helpful for many to at least try the option for a while and see if it suits their work style. Have we become a society where the difference of opinion — even at a reputable place of collaboration like HBR — is attacked by what I might define as verbal violence? She is open, honest and collaborative. evernote leadership social social media social networking technology alexandra samuel

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?

11 recommendations to create the future of government

Trends in the Living Networks

ideas, some of the recommendations are fairly obvious and straightforward, such as using social tools to facilitate collaborative and flexible work, and making public sector information available (see my earlier post on Government 2.0 The role of technology. and social networking become an increasingly common part of the work style and workplaces of the public sector, lifting the quality of collaboration and accelerating the rate of learning for innovation.

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.

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. Thus, most of their time should be spent developing ways in which to invest in people and technology practices to increase overall revenue and profitability. Enterprise 2.0 = Work 2.0 = Learning 2.0.

My Next Role Is …

Dan Pontefract

Flexible Work Styles. If you’ve frequented this space, you know I’m a walking Venn Diagram consisting of leadership, collaboration technologies and learning practices. It’s not only my working life purpose, it is the basis of Flat Army and what I’ve been doing for the better part of my entire career. I’ve had the great fortune of working with brilliant people over my now twenty year career.

After Five Years In My Role We’re Hiring My Replacement. Are You Interested?

Dan Pontefract

November 17th, 2013 marks my 5-year anniversary since joining TELUS ; an organization where I’ve held the position Head of Learning and Collaboration throughout the past half decade of employment. collaborative technologies. It’s this Venn diagram that has made up my overarching work over the past five years at TELUS.

Loose hierarchies for knowledge management

Harold Jarche

The regression model showed that different organizational factors – especially Ba, work styles, and organizational control – were responsible for the resulting KM profiles of each local office: formal Ba in the U.S. So, for large organizations, not only will no single technology platform meet all your knowledge-sharing, collaboration and cooperation needs, but no single approach will either. Leadership Work Knowledge-sharing practices are highly contextual.

Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

Rather, it is a social practice that supports and weaves through just about everything a business does : from that first moment of truth with a customer, where they engage, keep engaging, and ultimately become an advocate; to the thoughtful design of the systems, technology, culture and practices of the teams that enable all of this. How do these talents impact your work? This is who I am, and that has a huge impact on my work. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet.

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.

Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid

Luis Suarez

Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. Well, engaging with the next breed of Leaders : (young) students working through their PhDs thesis on Social Business or Org. Yes, I know what you are going to say… I, too, don’t believe much on the digital divide or the generations divide, however, they do have something special in terms of how they get work done.

Solutions for An Ageing Population in the Era of Open Business

Luis Suarez

And to define that business problem I won’t have to do anything else than just mention three simple words: Ageing Working Population. We just need to put our minds and hearts to work at it and it will be sorted out right away. And to such extent, I keep wondering whether technology, in this case, social technologies, could help us out solve this bleeding issue of renewing the corporate workforce over the course of time. Work will continue.

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.

Our New Head of Service Design: On the state of the industry, its value, and why Capital One

Adaptive Path

Rather, it is a social practice that supports and weaves through just about everything a business does : from that first moment of truth with a customer, where they engage, keep engaging, and ultimately become an advocate; to the thoughtful design of the systems, technology, culture and practices of the teams that enable all of this. How do these talents impact your work? This is who I am, and that has a huge impact on my work. Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet.

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.

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. 12 (register here ) and I’ve put a session together at the 15NTC on “ Walking as Work ” along with Ritu Sharma to show some ways that we can all integrate walking into work. It’s work.”