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.

“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.”.

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Reflecting on Potential Workplace Trends

Dan Pontefract

collaboration corporation Culture employee engagement employees engagement work styles future of work learning I recently had the chance to reflect on the ‘future of the organization’ I suppose it’s one of my hobbies.

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.

Working Styles – Where Fun Meets Work

Luis Suarez

If you are working in a corporate environment where you are exposed to all of these various different working styles, I can certainly recommend you take a look into it so that you have got a good chance to be exposed to the diversity of what’s behind each and everyone of those generations.

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

Dan Pontefract

It’s this Venn diagram that has made up my overarching work over the past five years at TELUS.

The Crisis of Meaning in the Knowledge Workforce

Luis Suarez

to me, are all part of the knowledge workforce and, if anything, instead of talking about different generations at work, I always tend to think that it is mostly about embracing and facilitating different working styles within the workforce.

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?

My Next Role Is …

Dan Pontefract

Flexible Work Styles. 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.

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. Leadership Work

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

Adaptive Path

It’s the recognition that in order to create something that reimagines banking for people, you need a variety of skills, work styles, and areas of exploration. How do these talents impact your work? This is who I am, and that has a huge impact on my work. It doesn’t work without collaboration, and neither does design. These practices make me more nimble, and they make work and life more fun. ☀︎. +g Hey, there’s someone we’d like you to meet.

Redefining the Social Employee

Dan Pontefract

These days, with the advent of collaboration platforms, remote work styles and the quest to define an external digital DNA at sites like LinkedIn, BranchOut or Quora, the social employee has taken on a diversified definition.

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.

11 recommendations to create the future of government

Ross Dawson

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 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.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation

Luis Suarez

. Can you have too many conversations at work? Can you have way too many of them to the point of not allowing you to get work done effectively in a timeline manner? ‘ Business is a conversation because the defining work of business is conversation – literally.

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.

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. They may actually be doing some good / excellent work altogether.

The Collaboration Cycle

Dan Pontefract

To fully embrace a collaborative life and work-style, one must first adopt the CARE Principle. Does it work for you?

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.

Walking During Board Retreats: A Few Tips

Beth Kanter

Last week, we had a board retreat to dive into identifying core results as part of results-based accountability work , facilitated by an excellent outside consultant. When I work in my home office, I’m used to standing every 20 or so minutes.

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.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth Kanter

The term “continuous” that the organization has create a virtuous cycle of feedback that repeatedly inspires staff to reflect on what is working and what can be done differently to get better results. Our organization can identify which indicators are appropriate for measuring how we work.

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.

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.

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

Dan Pontefract

Fair compensation is one thing, but for an employee to truly be engaged, they want the company that they work for to be a true corporate citizen that pays equal attention to the five tenets of a B Corp. Flexible Working Works Clowning Around – An Important Leadership Attribute.

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.”

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.

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 & 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

Why Do We Keep Insisting On Killing Productivity?

Luis Suarez

They keep telling us that we need to work more hours, increase our productivity and perhaps become more conscious of the time we spend at work. And, let’s face it, it’s working! They just keep working!

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. Work will continue.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Core-business versus.

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 11 June 2010 Core-business versus business criticality [Image: Reactor core of the Gösgen Nuclear Power Plant] Ive seen the different concepts of core-business and business criticality every single time in my line of work around Integration.

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?

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.

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.