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If New Jersey Transit Strikes, Will You Be Open for Business?

According to the most recent news reports, there is a very good chance that New Jersey Transit will strike as early as this weekend. This means that as many as 65,000 New Jersey residents who work in Manhattan will have to find alternative, time-consuming ways to get to work. If you are an employer, you have two choices: Do you demand that all New Jersey-based employees do whatever it takes–no matter how long, or how stressful–to get into Manhattan? OR
Do you strategically encourage telework and allow employees use the time and energy they’d waste commuting more productively to get their jobs done? […]

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NEW Research: Employees Feel Surprisingly Trusted but Inefficiencies Abound in How We Work

A surprising 9 out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their boss trusts them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work. And, while additional data indicates employees have become upbeat about their increasingly flexible workplaces, inefficiencies abound in how workers use technology and communicate, and there is a lack of training and infrastructure available to support flexible work. These are among the key findings from a national probability telephone survey of 617 full-time employed adults commissioned by Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc (FSG/WLF) and co-sponsored by Citrix. […]

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Disrupt Yourself and Get Unstuck

“Like a novice trapeze artist letting go of the old to leap to the new, we are sure to experience a moment of midair terror. But we are far less likely to fall if we fling ourselves onto the next curve. And, in the seemingly terrible moment of transition, your dreams—the engine of disruption—will buoy […]

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Fix Top Open-Office Productivity Drains

  I think it’s important to note when you see a trend. At this moment, every corporate client we’re working with has at least one group transitioning from high-walled private cubicles and closed-door offices to open, collaborative work configurations. While the business case for this open office shift is well-defined—increased employee density equals lower overhead […]

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