The mistake made by nearly 1 in 3 millennial managers

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Younger enterprise managers are far more likely than their older counterparts to understand the need for workplace flexibility and the value of leveraging the skills of freelance professionals. A survey commissioned by freelance website Upwork of more than 1,000 U.S. hiring managers shows that nearly three-quarters (74%) of millennial/Generation Z managers supervise workers who spend […]

Surviving digital transformation will require self-reliance

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This post at first may seem like a bit of a downer. It is not meant to be! Rather, it should serve as a reality check for what lies ahead in the next two decades, when we’ll see technology-driven workplace disruption occurring at a pace that will leave — and already is leaving — major […]

Six-figure tech jobs you can do in your pajamas

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One of the most enticing benefits enterprises can offer their employees is the opportunity to work from home. Working remotely provides employees with increased schedule flexibility, while also helping them avoid the cost and time spent commuting to and from an office. Couple that freedom with a high salary, and now you’re talking about a […]

Is technology severing the human connection in the workplace?

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So many new technologies have emerged in the past decade — and so many more are in the process of emerging — that it’s easy to miss larger trends amid this constant stream of new devices, collaboration platforms, cloud-based services, and other products of the digital era that are transforming the workplace. But they are […]

Even the best remote collaboration tools are useless without effective team leadership

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I’ve written a lot over the past few years about workplace collaboration and how the right technology tools can help enable enterprise teams to be productive, no matter where various members are located. And while it’s vitally important to choose collaboration platforms that best enable productivity, successful collaboration among colleagues who are working here, there […]

Environnement de travail : bientôt sans bureau ?

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Plus de mobilité et de télétravail : la tendance en entreprise ne montre aucun signe d’essoufflement, tant que les employés aspirent à plus de flexibilité quant aux lieux et horaires de travail. Un peu moins d’un employé sur trois (32%) – et moins d’un tiers des employés de la génération Y (27%) –  passent la totalité […]

Splendid isolation or lonely hell? The dual reality of working remotely

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I’ve been working from home for almost 20 years as a technology and healthcare writer/editor. While it’s second nature to me now, at first I struggled with the isolation. Granted, you can isolate yourself in many workplaces, at least if you have headphones or an office with a door. But you still can walk down […]

How digital detachment corrodes workplace culture

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We take it for granted now, but digital and mobile technologies have dramatically transformed – and even redefined – the workplace. No longer is it assumed that the vast majority of employees must gather at a physical headquarters or satellite office to do their jobs. Today’s enterprise employees increasingly are able to be productive from […]

Workplace of the future may not have an actual workplace

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The trend toward an increasingly mobile and remote work force shows no sign of stopping as employees demand flexibility in where and when they do their jobs. Fewer than one in three employees (32%) — and even fewer Millennial employees (27%) — spent all of their working hours this year in their organization’s physical office, […]

Sin esto, su estrategia de movilidad se estancará

Ya resulta raro encontrar alguna empresa que no haya adoptado la tecnología móvil, como forma de aumentar la productividad de sus empleados y la agilidad general del negocio. Con el acceso de los trabajadores vía móvil a los datos empresariales y a los servicios de back-end, las organizaciones favorecen la labor de sus empleados, desde […]