Small Business Story: Tips From Solopreneur Dana Manciagli

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of our customers, Dana Manciagli, who (according to my online research) is called “a combination of Jillian Michaels and Suze Orman for careers.” After reading that description, I thought to myself, “Wow — that certainly paints an image!” Her book’s title, “Cut the Crap, Get a…

New Name, Same Thing: Work-Life Blending Is All About Balance

I tried work-life blending for six years. It sucks. It’s nothing more than a new term coined by self-absorbed workaholics to justify their personal regrets, negligence and imbalances in life. Now let me tell you how I really feel. The phrase “work-life balance” entered our lexicon when faxes reigned supreme: the 1980s. Knowledge workers, globalization…

Is Your Workforce Ready to Go Mobile?

The Future of Work is high tech and — perhaps most importantly — mobile. From the smallest startup to the largest international corporation, companies are embracing mobile technology. It allows for on-the-go access to information, increased productivity, flexibility for where and how work gets done and improved customer support. So is your company mobile ready?…

Remote Team Building: Trust, Communication and Human Interaction

In a March 2013 CNBC interview, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh joined the ranks of other high-profile CEOs in speaking out against telecommuting following Marissa Mayer’s infamous work-at-home ban for Yahoo employees. Hsieh proclaimed that working remotely was counterintuitive to building a strong corporate culture, stating that Zappos encourages personal relationships outside of work to help…

Do Your Teleworkers Feel Excluded? 3 Ways to Bring Remote Workers Into Your Office

One-fifth of Americans now telecommute, with the number expected to reach 60 percent in the next five years. As working from home goes mainstream, business leaders are tasked with a variety of new challenges, from ensuring workers remain productive to effectively communicating through phone conversations and email. Another issue gradually emerging is the exclusion that…