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The option to work remotely is on the top of everybody’s wish lists these days. Almost two thirds of US companies have distributed or partially distributed teams, and studies predict this number will increase in coming years, becoming the majority of the workforce by 2027.  A key part of the discussion about remote work centers around productivity and flexibility. While some worry that without proper supervision their employees might slack off, a two-year Stanford study…

Remote positions are becoming increasingly common for the modern worker.  A PGI study showed 23% of employees report doing work remotely, and the New York Times echoes this figure arguing that telecommunication is “fast on the rise”. Working remotely has an abundance of benefits for a company and individuals alike. Workers can create their own schedule, customize their work environment, and, according to CNN Travel, can save an estimated $4,000 dollars monthly on transportation costs…

Any successful team requires a blend of varying skills, work styles, and workplace personalities. If everyone on your team had an analytical, linear approach, you might over-calculate results, and ignore the value of disruptive, fresh ideas. Dually, if everyone on your team maintained a big picture gaze and only focused on far-off future company goals, your team’s productivity would struggle within the confines of daily deadlines. The role of a good project manager is to…

Whether you have an office, a cubicle, or a desk, you should have an area everyday where you work that you have slight control over its aesthetics. And while you may just plop your laptop down wherever and get to work, there are actually ways to be more productive during the day by changing your work area. There have been numerous studies on this topic, and it turns out that the space around us can…

In a world where we are constantly connected and communicating with each other, it can be easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated when our workloads become unbalanced. An imbalance in the workplace can lead to over-productivity by some team members and under-productivity by others. A lack of workload balance can also lead to employee dissatisfaction and an overall decrease in organization morale. It’s important to balance the workload among the members of your team.…

Team meetings are essential, but they can also be a sinkhole for many hours in your valuable workday that could be spent working on other projects. So how can you economize as a team to make your meetings shorter and more efficient so your colleagues can get back to work sooner? Here are a few methods that your team can implement to make your meetings useful again. Image Create a Meeting Agenda Many departments may…

Thanks to the continuing advancements in technology, the concept of the modern day workplace is constantly being redesigned. This constant flux makes for an exciting work environment, as well as a challenging one, as companies must continually adapt to the trends to stay relevant in today’s workplace culture and attract top talent. So what are the biggest trends reshaping today’s workplace? Collaborative Social Platforms We’ve been virtually connected in our personal lives for the last…

Especially in the technology world, working remotely has increased substantially over the past few years. In the U.S., 37% of workers say they telecommute, and 50% of the workforce holds a job that is compatible with telecommuting at least part of the time. The noted benefits of telecommuting include reduced stress among employees, lower company overhead costs, lower employee turnover rates, and the list goes on. One of the main concerns among managers, however, is…