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[…]

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[…]