Engaging Men: Lets Talk About Flex

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Source: Catalyst.org Was excited to see two major initiatives come alive this month: Working Mothers National Flex Day on October 15th, and the 1 Million For Workplace Flexibility campaign that has generated a lot of enthusiasm and commitment from many corners of the world. Both of these much needed efforts continue to elevate conversations about […]

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by Emily on October 23, 2013
in Mobile Workforce, Workplace Flexibility

A Digital Vacation

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These past few months have been nothing but hectic. Trips to NYC back to back for great conferences that inspired lots of thoughts and conversation on things including Workplace-As-A-Service, Crowdsourcing Business Strategy, Workplace Resilience and Adaptation and Distributed Networks. I wanted to write about all of them; wanted being the operative word. One aha moment […]

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by Emily on July 16, 2013
in Mobility, Workplace Flexibility

Four Ingredients for Virtual Collaboration Success

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This past month marked the culmination of a two year journey. Two years ago I set out to co-author a book with a colleague and along the way joined forces with two others to produce our book, Workshift, as a virtual collaborative effort. Located in four different cities, across two countries, we merged our collective […]

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by Emily on May 21, 2013
in Collaboration Tools, Virtual Teams

Things We’re Not Talking Enough About When It Comes to Lean In

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Last week I went with a friend to see Sheryl Sandberg speak. I happened to find out about this event in a serendipitous way. I was meeting someone for coffee I had recently met at a conference. She mentioned that the bookstore next to the Starbucks we were in was giving away tickets to see […]

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by Emily on April 8, 2013
in Organization Cultures, Workplace Flexibility

The Yahoo Decision And Its Unintended Consequences

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After a long week of divergent opinions on Marissa Mayer’s decision to revoke the option to work-at-home for Yahoos, I’ve had the chance to connect with colleagues on the fallout of such a decision and the resulting national conversations that have flowed forth. Many agree that it was a shortsighted edict, but one that given […]

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by Emily on March 1, 2013
in Managing Change, Organization Cultures, Workplace Flexibility