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How Do We Get People to Accept Working Apart?

August 18, 2014
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How do I help my managers overcome the idea that people have to work in physical proximity to each other to be productive? They insist that most jobs require close exchange of information and collaboration.

—Trapped in the Past, senior vice president of human resources, nonprofit, Baltimore


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How Do We Adapt to Virtual Work?

May 30, 2014
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We have been doing research regarding virtual organizations — particularly related to training and the role that managers play. How we do get our organization to adapt/embrace this new way of working?


 — Changing World, assistant HR specialist, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


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Sharon Salzberg: At-Peace Signs at Work

May 7, 2014
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Author Sharon Salzberg opens the book on regretful emails and practicing mindfulness and meditation at work.
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Heady Advice for Workers Heading Abroad

May 6, 2014
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Expats face different legal concerns than those citizens who work and live within the territorial boundaries of the United States.
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How Important Is Sticking to Job Descriptions?

April 10, 2014
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What is the protocol when our executive team requests salaried employees to perform work outside their job description? It is a situation that has occurred before, resulting in some salaried workers having to work weekends/off days to keep up with their regularly described duties. Job duties of a salaried employee often are fluid, but would it be better for us simply to abandon job descriptions? I wonder about things like employee burnout, turnover, stress levels and engagement.

— Concerned VP, energy/utilities, Newfoundland


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Supporting, Not Supporting Cast: Michelle Patterson Talks Women in the Workplace

April 10, 2014
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Michelle Patterson, CEO of Women Network, talks passionately about making the workforce more conducive to women, especially mothers like herself, and offering support.
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The Last Word: The Disconnected Vacation

March 10, 2014
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Wherever your holiday destination may be this year, leave work behind and enjoy your time off. After this winter, you’ve earned it.
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Time-Off Policies: Leave Well Enough Alone or Go PTO?

February 11, 2014
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Moving to a PTO system has many advantages, including: reducing unscheduled absences and making an employer more attractive for recruiting.
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YourForce: A Valentine to Your Employees — and From Us

January 31, 2014
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Where is the love? It’s a question your employees are probably asking even if Valentine’s Day isn’t looming like a giant heart-shaped cloud.
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Eliminating Mad Men Workplace Policies #SOTU

January 30, 2014
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Having flextime policies will keep quality workers engaged and employed, which is a win-win for everyone.
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