The World of Work in 2018: How the Workplace Will Evolve

The practice of flexibility and mobility at work has been around for a long time.  Long enough for companies to come full circle when surfacing data that shows co-location among teams fosters collaboration-centric work leading to increased innovation. IMB grabbed hold of that in 2017 and used it to make the case for ending remote work. […]

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[…]

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[…]