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

Bock continues, “All of these programs work to create efficiency, community, or innovation. Some might argue that this is a gilded cage, a trick designed to convince Googlers to work more or stick around longer. 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!

“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.”.

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. It’s work.”

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 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.

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 the shift to a more collaborative business model, inclusive to mobile work styles) needs the premise of Learning 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. It’s naïve to think an entirely flattened organization will be productive.

How B Corps Just Might Eliminate the Foolishness of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract

Benefit Corporations seek to take into account the welfares (and bottom line interests) of stakeholders that include the communities in which they serve, employees, environment, customers, products/services and its shareholders. There seems to be quite a gap between pay and productivity.

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.

Walking While Working

Beth Kanter

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this Ted.com talk , people are sitting 9.3 It’s work.” Walking is the Killer Work App for Creativity.

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?

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

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.

Talking and Walking Collaboration | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have written 3 articles collaboratively (more on those later, one of which was with Shawn and his biz partner Mark Schenk), one in the works and have been co-writing workshop documentation with our team. First, it takes a lot more work to write WITH others. Good work M.