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How To Build Your Team

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Want to build a small business team that’s efficient & happy but not sure how? Find out the most important factors to consider for successful team building.
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The future of offices

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From telecommuting to co-working, companies such as Unilever, Telus and Coca-Cola are part of a trend in corporate Canada toward creating space-saving workspaces. (From telecommuting to co-working, this is what the future of offices looks like.
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Four Steps to Effectively Manage Off-Site Workers

As more organizations turn to vendor companies and contractors to streamline costs and productivity, holding face–to–face meetings or walking down the hall to check in with team members is not always an option.
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Good tips regarding communication strategies as well as some things that you may not have considered.
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Cisco Says Telecommuting Saves Money, and the World

Cisco Says Telecommuting Saves Money, and the World | Lead & Facilitate Offsite Staff | Scoop.it
Good news for homebodies: A Cisco survey of 2000 people worldwide has revealed that employees who telecommute experience higher rates of productivity...

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Carbon savings - not to be ignored

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Don Dea's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:12 AM

But telecommuting doesn't just help employees. It also helps the company's bottom line, saving Cisco approximately $277 million each year in time and productivity costs. And then, of course, are the obvious environmental benefits of not driving or taking public transportation to work. In 2007 alone, Cisco employees stopped 47,320 metric tons of greenhouse gases from being released. Workers also saved $10.3 million in fuel costs each year from telecommuting.

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Great tips to setting-up satisfied virtual teams and workers.

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Improve Your Meetings Infographic by Meetin.gs--A Must See

Improve Your Meetings Infographic by Meetin.gs--A Must See | Lead & Facilitate Offsite Staff | Scoop.it
We all complain or hear complaints about meetings being a huge time suck and often unproductive and this data reinforces that.
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Interesting statics to study regarding meetings.
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Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list

Learning to learn: 5 ways to optimize your to-do list | Lead & Facilitate Offsite Staff | Scoop.it
The age old to-do list -- a common tool to help get $#&T done. In my years to to-do listing, I've discovered that it is often this common productivity trick that actually prevents me from being optimally productive.
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Can Telecommuting and a Four-Day Workweek Build a Better Workforce? - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

Can Telecommuting and a Four-Day Workweek Build a Better Workforce? - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) | Lead & Facilitate Offsite Staff | Scoop.it
Can Telecommuting and a Four-Day Workweek Build a Better Workforce?
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)
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Good practical advice to set up your teleworkers.

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Virtual Collaboration is Not For Everyone: The Characteristics of Top Performing Virtual Leaders and Team Members

Virtual Collaboration is Not For Everyone: The Characteristics of Top Performing Virtual Leaders and Team Members | Lead & Facilitate Offsite Staff | Scoop.it
Many organizations have migrated toward telecommuting and virtual work due to rising travel costs, a global customer base, and the dispersion of talent.
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What does it take to be a good virtual leader?

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The Art of Virtual Leadership - 4 Keys to Leading Remote Workers and Managing Virtual Teams

The Art of Virtual Leadership - 4 Keys to Leading Remote Workers and Managing Virtual Teams | Lead & Facilitate Offsite Staff | Scoop.it
There are 4 main keys to leading remote employees. These tips for distance management will help you work more successfully with your mobile workers and virtual teams.
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Evan has an extensive look at virtual work from all angles.
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