Assessing Security Risks of a Remote Workforce

Last month, a cyberattack crippled nearly 200,000 computers across more than 150 countries.  The ransomware attack took over computers, encrypted their data and then demanded payments from users to release the information. Organizations from private companies to governments and individuals were impacted.  Had it not been for the intervention of a British cybersecurity researcher who[…]

Who Owns Your Mobile Workforce Strategy?

Telecommuting, remote work, distributed teams, flex, agile workforce – we still wrestle with what to call it, but more importantly, do we know who should own it? Is it the business – with needs to enable employees to be efficient and effective? Is it Human Resources (HR) – providing policy and procedures for flexible work[…]

Culture Change Succeeds Using Cross-Organizational Teams

Most organizations are successful in creating and leveraging cross-organizational teams to achieve multiple business outcomes: incubating new ideas, bringing products to market, and moving through large-scale complex change. Success today depends on diverse teams coming together to ideate, create and achieve significant goals in business.  But how important are these kinds of teams in moving[…]

Communication Is Key: Do You Have A Plan?

Today, most employees do not work in the same building at the same time each day. Thanks to a variety of tools and technology, and the strong desire for work/life balance, formal or informal distributed teams are now the norm. Congested traffic has created long commutes – even if employees don’t live far away! Technology[…]

Improving Employee Engagement: What’s Your Strategy?

Employee engagement is top of mind for most organizations and leaders today. HR departments seem obsessed with the idea and try to measure it through annual surveys and assessments. For leaders, maintaining employee engagement with a distributed workforce can be challenging. How can an employee working from home hundreds of miles away be as engaged as[…]

New Years Resolution: Reduce Commute Time

 2017 is finally upon us. Resolutions are made far and wide to get more sleep, exercise, eat healthy — all with the best intentions to be a more rested, fit and better self. What is the biggest hurdle in accomplishing these resolutions? Time! Hectic schedules on a weekly basis never allow for enough time. Time[…]