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What Working From Home Really Means

CAL: For those of you still skittish about working at home,  Get over it. This is the new economy. Here’s another article to help you grow that possibility.   do work different in NewWorkPlaces™.

What Working From Home Really Means | Inc.com.
“Does your little home office make you feel like a small fish? Here’s what the big fish think of you. … Does working from home necessarily mean that you can’t compete?

Consider this: Econohomes grossed more than $50 million in revenue last year, and was named the second-fastest growing company in Austin, Texas. That growth was in no small part due to the extent to which Econohomes works with home-based business-owners.” continue reading…

 

Professionalism – Part 2 of 3

E is for ElasticityELASTICITY
What if you could do work as circumstances deemed, not as rules demanded?

PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCES
If you are doing professional work, there will always be differences of opinion. A person may suggest another way for a project to develop for variety of reasons.

  1. The person has experiences which inform the suggested other action as a better or different one
  2. The person sees something amiss and suggests the other action to prevent a bad outcome
  3. The person sees another outcome, different from the expected, as preferred

In all cases the person should be listened to and the difference discussed. Experience is always a good teacher. Bigger or better outcomes than those first planned or expected most often occur from listening to others’ advice and points of view. Intelligence and continuous learning are skills of professionalism. Continue reading

Professionalism – Part 1 of 3

C is for Congruence CONGRUENCE
What if you went to work knowing that you could really trust?

 

Here are the important questions you need to answer. Do you really want a professional project? Do you really want a professional or just someone to control the troops? Do you want someone to take and pass along orders from above or someone who can discern and take the best course of action? Do you want a job that goes according to plan or work that accomplishes the best outcomes? What is professionalism anyway? Continue reading

Work at home Wednesdays?

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Do work different in new work places.  ThredUP‘s co-founder and CEO, James Reinhart talks about a way he uses working in multiple places to his company’s advantage, treating his people like the Golden Eggs they are. The bottom line for him – give your people a place break and they can be more productive.

Read the article by Chris Albrecht, Posted on gigaom.com,

“ThredUP co-founder and CEO says prohibiting his employees from coming into work one day a week allows his team to think big picture, and increases productivity. (Just make sure that work from home day isn’t Friday).”

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/01/should-your-startup-have-mandatory-work-from-home-wednesdays/