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Cozy home office 7 Tips to Make Working from Home Work for You

At first glance, working from home might sound ideal, and it can be. But even with all the benefits, there are also numerous challenges. Deciding where, how, and when to work can take some adjustment. As more people are asked to or choose to work from home, these seven tips can help make the most out of remote work.

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Owen Gotimer
Remote workers in a video conference Can Remote Workers Ever Really Make Effective Agile Teams?

As the Agile Manifesto states, agile teams should value individuals and interactions, and traditionally, this implies being in the same room. While technology makes collaboration at a distance more viable, some feel that collocation helps with delivering quickly. Can remote workers ever make effective agile teams?

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Steve Berczuk
Maximize Your Efforts When Working Remotely

Almost one fifth of the US workforce telecommutes at least one day a week. Remote workers can see increased productivity and improved satisfaction with their work-life balance, but there is still room to maximize the positive results that working remotely can offer. Read on to find out how.

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Cameron Philipp...
The Pros and Cons of Face-to-Face Time at Work

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made face time a hot topic when she discontinued Yahoo’s work-from-home policy and required that employees get themselves into the office. Though everyone seems to have an opinion on the subject, there are pros and cons to working from home, and the issue isn't clear-cut.

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Naomi Karten
Is Working from Home a Boon or a Bane for IT Professionals?

Yahoo made shockwaves earlier this year when the company announced it was doing away with work-from-home benefits for all employees. CEO Marissa Mayer claimed that there is a lack of innovation when employees are separated. But what if the opposite occurs due to the impact of a negative culture?

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Anuj Magazine
Should Agile Teams Ban Telecommuting?

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer recently announced a ban on telecommuting that has raised eyebrows throughout the industry. Agile teams tend to prefer face-to-face communication, so is a telecommuting ban appropriate for an agile team? It depends on the team and the situation.

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Jacob Orshalick
Is Your Job “Work” or Is It "Fun?"

The announcement by Yahoo to end working from home has started a conversation about productivity and the work-life balance. There are many issues about time management and productivity that come to mind, but another interesting question related to where we work is whether work is “work” or "fun."

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Steve Berczuk
How to Manage Work-from-Home Employees

Who wouldn’t want to work from home? For many, it’s the ideal set-up, and it’s not surprising that work-from-home arrangements are more common than ever. Naomi Karten writes on how management can create a productive work environment for remote employees.

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Naomi Karten