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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Building Your Headquarters To Boost Employee Engagement

Dan Pontefract

In his book, Work Rules: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live And Lead , Laszlo Bock (Google’s head of People Operations) writes, “A sense of community helps people do their best work just as surely as increasing efficiency does by sweeping away minor chores and distractions.” Bock continues, “All of these programs work to create efficiency, community, or innovation. My place of work, TELUS, is another example. (AP Photo).

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Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

decided to kill my own productivity? Indeed, in such pretty demanding times, where more and more is expected from us, knowledge workers, where we are continuously asked to produce more with less, where remaining effective, if not even more productive, has taken a new meaning for all of us, it seems like we are doing a pretty bad job at getting rid of productivity killers and help us get better at what we are already doing. And, let’s face it, it’s working!

The Art of Collaborating Effectively in Virtual Teams

Luis Suarez

As a teaser, here you have got the listing of those 7 habits, to give you a little bit of background on what to expect from the article itself: “Don’t just work hard, work smart. Use collaboration to drive product development and R&D efforts.

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. Check out Irving Wladawsky-Berger ‘s “ A New Style of Work “ Irving’s blog is probably one of the most refreshing, enlightening and entertaining reads you can bump into at the Internet Blogosphere.

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. It’s no longer about providing good value and good products, but about having core values. And we all know how critical trust is in today’s day and age where without it we can no longer get work done.

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. In some ways, this is the way Hollywood has been working for decades. The Web has now essentially become my primary work infrastructure.

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?