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Is the future of work necessarily glamorous? Digital nomads and 'van life'

Digital nomadism continues its steady rise in most western countries. It consists of a mobile lifestyle that encompasses corporate remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Laptops, smartphones, wi-fi connections, coworking spaces, coffee shops and public libraries are some of the key components of this new work culture.

Hiring Remote Workers Made My Entire Team More Productive

“Want to get lunch?” This is a phrase you’ll rarely hear at our office. It’s not that we don’t eat or spend time together, but it’s physically impossible for our entire team to be in the same place at the same time. Sixty percent of our team works remotely, so for us, grabbing lunch is,...

Hiring Remote Workers Made My Entire Team More Productive

One CEO explains how surprised he was to find the remote teams he hired reshaping his company’s in-office work culture for the better. “Want to get lunch?” Read Full Story

Seven Lifestyle Tweaks For Becoming A More Productive Remote Worker

There’s no greater feeling than being your own boss. Being able to do work that you enjoy doing and working with clients who actually appreciate your work is something you can be truly proud of no matter where you are. However, staying focused can be very difficult when working from home. For example, just when...

How to Attract Millennials to Your Startup

We live in a world where it’s easier than ever to start a company. Thanks to technology, you can start and run a business from almost anywhere. You can even hire remote workers and grow your company without a brick and mortar headquarters. As you move forward, though, it’s important to know how to attract millennials...

Slack down?!? Um, you might get some work done

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

An outage at the business-messaging service Tuesday left cubicle dwellers and remote workers with no one to chat with

Slack down? You might get some work done!

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter jokers had a field day Tuesday with a widespread outage suffered by the work-focused messaging service Slack. Used by cubicle-dwellers and remote workers around the world to chat with co-workers, Slack was briefly out for many users. Might we have to... Show More Summary

The Best Tech For Working Remote In 2018

With so much incredible technology available to connect us, it’s easier than ever to work remotely. Many businesses these days are people-powered by a combination of in-office and remote workers, so tech solutions—from cloud-based interfaces to real-time mobile apps—are evolving to bring people together as seamlessly as possible.

U.S. Politicians Can Afford To Grow A Spine On Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON ? On the morning of Sept. 10, 2016, aircraft bombed a remote area in western Yemen where workers were drilling a well for a nearby village.

Coworking Is Not About Workspace — It’s About Feeling Less Lonely

Working remotely has many benefits: flexible hours, no commute, and autonomy and control over how you work, to name just a few. But as any remote worker will tell you, there are also considerable challenges. According to a variety of studies, isolation and loneliness are among the biggest complaints. Working remotely means missing out on the...

How an Effective Remote Culture Can Relieve the Loneliness Epidemic

Remote workers don’t have to feel alone even though they don’t see their colleagues every day at the office. Here are four cultural remedies that your company can use to build a positive remote culture. No commute. A quiet workspace. A flexible schedule. Working remotely offers these and other unique benefits. Today, nearly 4 million...

6 Ways to Achieve Maximum Productivity Working From Home

Research shows that more American employees are working remotely, and they are doing so for longer periods. Employees and some employers view the practice as broadly beneficial, saying that remote workers are more productive and that the additional flexibility can help to close the gender gap. The Global Business Survey found out that, on average, 54% of workforce...

5 Ways to Work Remotely Without Being Overlooked

We’ve all heard about the benefits for employers and employees about working remotely: greater productivity, lower overhead, flexibility in work hours — and that is all true. However, for remote workers, not being physically present on a day-to-day basis has its challenges. Consider hallway conversations, impromptu meetings where information is shared, for example. As a...

Companies help remote workers satisfy their wanderlust while keeping their job

Jackie Boylhart had classroom burnout when an email landed in her inbox last spring. The proposal: Travel to Peru and work remotely. We’ll help you, the message said. “I let it sit in my inbox,” Boylhart said. She had planned to spend just two years teaching in Houston through Teach For America and then start...

7 Reasons You Wake Up Exhausted And How To Fix It: An Eye-Opening Guide For Remote Workers

So, you decided to work remotely. After all, you’ve heard that working from home has a number of advantages: You sleep as long as you like, You don’t have to commute an hour (or two) to work, Your stress level declines, and… You’re more productive. Show More Summary

Survey: Remote Workers Are Happier

The amount of workers who report quitting a position because it just isn’t flexible enough has practically doubled over the last three years, moving from 17 percent in 2014 to 32 percent in 2017. And, as a LinkedIn studyreleased earlier revealed, many emerging jobs are favoring flexibility as well as high location mobility. Why is flexibility emerging...

“Virtual coffee breaks” encourage remote workers to interact like they would in an office

Without an office, how can chance encounters that connect people and spark great ideas possibly occur? The presumed answer is, they can’t. This is considered by some to be such a foregone conclusion that physical offices are increasingly designed to encourage even more spontaneous face time, and remote workers are being recalled to the office. But at...

A former nuclear test site in San Francisco is turning into an $8 billion neighborhood for the middle class — take a look inside

In San Francisco, an influx of tech workers has driven up the cost of housing and pushed natives to the far reaches of the city. And in the remote waterfront neighborhood of Hunters Point, an entirely new community is rising on the site of a former nuclear testing facility. Lennar Corp. Show More Summary

Four Reasons To Hire More Digital Nomads (Like Me)

Innovative employers already know how (and why) to hire remote workers. As one digital nomad sees it, the ability to roam around while you work brings added perks. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. Read Full Story

The case for the office in the age of remote work

Automation, remote work and the budding migration from cities to suburbs are all changing how we define the workplace. These trends have heightened the tensions between what technology enables and what workers most need. This clash is driving the debate between remote and in-office work. It’s now possible to work from anywhere, but doing so...

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