Don’t Take the All or Nothing Approach… It’s All About Choice!

When developing your strategy for workplace flexibility, it shouldn’t be all or nothing – work in the office, or work from home.  The best strategies offer flexibility and choice in ways that consider employee workstyle preferences, leadership preferences and work to be done. Companies need to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, safety and security is embedded in[…]

Formalizing a Flex and Mobile Work Program will be Successful… If Implemented Correctly

IBM made headlines earlier this year when it killed its telework program and forced employees to return to the office. Although IBM was an earlier promoter of untethering employees and letting them become more mobile, it appears that the tech giant is following a disturbing trend among large employers to limit flex and mobile work.[…]

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[…]

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[…]