Are Your Company’s Policies As Smart As Your Technology?

Technology, we all have some form of it.  For most, it’s that $500+ computer we carry around in the palm of our hand, our back pocket or on our wrist that can help us find the nearest gas station, our destination, the weather, what’s playing at the local theatre and the ability to purchase a[…]

Improving Collaboration Within Virtual Teams

There are many opinions and perceptions about collaborating remotely or within a virtual team. Many assume that collaboration decreases as the geographic distance between team members increases. But is there any truth to this? Do virtual teams have it harder than teams that are co-located? The answer is yes. Research has shown that virtual teams[…]

Using Telework to Lean Out the Enterprise

A few decades ago, Toyota Production System gained attention for its manufacturing processes.  The methodology and collection of tools used by Toyota engineers was later coined “lean” and popularized in the book The Machine That Changed the World.  (Coincidentally, lean started to become popular during the era when the process improvement methodology Six Sigma was[…]

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[…]