How to Balance Autonomy and Accountability in a Digital Workplace

It is a universally acknowledged truth that the path to engagement in the digital workplace has to lead through autonomy. Micromanaged employees are likely to feel bored and even resentful - anything ...

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Managing in an Era of Constant Availability

Few in the workplace would deny that we live in the era of constant availability. The digital revolution has made it possible to stay connected to work 24/7. Fears of economic competition heighten the...

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The Rise of the Remote-Work Holiday Party

One thing lost in the digital workplace is the traditional holiday party. But some companies are starting to host virtual parties.

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How Open-Plan Offices Can Impact Productivity

There's a scene in the cult classic movie Office Space where the protagonist, fed up with life in his cubicle-filled bureaucracy, simply unscrews the walls of his Dilbert-like confines. The walls cras...

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How to Manage a Remote Team

Despite some resistance from middle management and the occasional exception like Yahoo, remote work is becoming the norm — and for good reason. A 2014 study conducted by researchers at Stanford Univer...

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Can the Digital Workplace Lead to a Shorter Work Day?

Shorter workdays are hardly the norm in U.S. business life. If anything, businesses have moved to an "always available" model, where their employees are on call via smartphone and laptop, no matter wh...

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How to Intentionally Hire Remote Workers

If you're going to use remote workers in your company, you want to hire people who actually are remote and who can work remotely.

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Alternatives to Working from the Coffee Shop

Working from home can be great for some, but sometimes it's difficult to create the necessary separation between work and personal life.

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