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Our software company is evaluating the idea of letting some employees work from home. However we are concerned about cutting down on distractions and making sure they remain productive. We want to provide some basic "work at home" guidelines to them. What would you suggest we include?
—Set Yourself Up for Success
When many people envision digital startups, they think of young, would-be Mark Zuckerbergs in hoodies and T-shirts spending late nights coding at a company with a name that's missing a vowel. There is, however, a small but growing number of over-forties trying their hand at Web 2.0 entrepreneurship.Read More
Norway's chief workplace ombudsman Bjorn Erik Thon told a media outlet that one firm required employees to wear a red bracelet during their menstrual cycles to indicate the need for more restroom visits.Read More
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I admit that one night at a hotel is not a lot to go on. And I may be a picky guest. But I think my one-day stay at Mandalay Bay may contain a lesson in workforce planning for the Vegas resort and other companies wrestling with uneven business demand.Read More
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Our financial services company recently introduced shift work for some service positions, which has led to grumbling and general discontent. For example, our service-desk positions previously were 8 a.m.-5 p.m. jobs, but business needs warranted going to a 24/5 schedule. We are concerned about a drop in morale, along with the attendant productivity drops. We tried to roll this out gradually, giving service people time to adjust and informing them of the change through group meetings and one on one. Still, morale is at a new low since we began the shift-work schedule. How could we have missed on this so badly? And how can we repair the damage?
—Sinking Fast, manager, finance/insurance/real estate, Johannesburg, South Africa