The Yahoo Decision And Its Unintended Consequences

After a long week of divergent opinions on Marissa Mayer’s decision to revoke the option to work-at-home for Yahoos, I’ve had the chance to connect with colleagues on the fallout of such a decision and the resulting national conversations that have flowed forth. Many agree that it was a shortsighted edict, but one that given[…]

The Future of Flexible Work

Looking towards the future and how our workplaces are evolving is always inspiring. Earlier this month, PSFK released a great report on The Future of Work, which showcases the breadth of changes underway in how we work. Some workplaces still resist the cultural need for change, but the pressure for organizations to evolve for myriad reasons, not[…]

Developing Management Competencies for Flexible Work

A study from KPMG confirms what most of us already know: virtual and flexible workplaces will grow in 2013 and beyond. Flexible work cultures create competitive advantages and the omnipotent use of technology to enable a distributed workforce will only strengthen. That said, offices are not going away anytime soon, nor should they. An ideal work[…]

Productivity Is Not Lost on the Mobile Worker

Contingency planning is one of many reasons why the ability to work from a remote site (home office or otherwise) is a smart solution to minimizing the interruptions a severe weather event can unearth. Continuity of operations in the public and private sectors is essential and Hurricane Sandy is another example that demonstrates why organizations[…]

A Larger Vision for Knowledge Sharing

One of the most powerful changes impacting the workplace today is the increasing use of enterprise collaboration tools and the unique ways it’s fostering innovation, building communities, encouraging authentic dialogue, introducing business efficiencies and fueling learning and development. With rapidly evolving technology, many organizations are feeling the pressure to develop a comprehensive approach to enterprise[…]