Work From Home? Wear Whatever You Want

A recent WSJ story set off a bit of backlash by suggesting that people working from home should eschew wearing sweatpants while doing so and instead choose stylish outfits that, when put together, can cost upwards of $1,000. That advice is of a feather with the general, long-lived suggestion that those who work from home … Continue reading Work From Home? Wear Whatever You Want

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Transporation Realities and Productivity Go Hand In Hand

Distractions of some sort or another are a major issue when it comes to productivity. There’s so much going on in modern life that it’s almost inevitable. Social media beckons with its siren song offering you the latest conversations and updates, whether you’re seeking the solace of puppy pics on Facebook or the outrage engine … Continue reading Transporation Realities and Productivity Go Hand In Hand

When Paranoia Takes Over

Let me tell you, all the terrible assumptions identified as potentially impacting your career are not only true, but they’re often felt even more keenly by remote workers. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I applied the worst possible option to the communication - or lack thereof - from someone I … Continue reading When Paranoia Takes Over

It Takes Two Parties To Make Remote Working Succeed

There are some good tips for those starting a remote job over at Fast Company. I definitely agree with many of these, including getting dressed for the day (it doesn’t have to be full work casual, but should be more than pajamas) and setting a schedule. It’s on the individual to make a remote working … Continue reading It Takes Two Parties To Make Remote Working Succeed