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    Employee mobility, telework, and flexible workspaces have been on the rise for the past decade (at least), and for good reason. These arrangements offer many benefits – enhanced collaboration opportunities, easier interaction among co-workers and managers, reduced space and facility costs, and...

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     When people hear that I work from home, they often say, “I could never do that. I’d be so distracted by all the stuff I could be doing around the house.” Yes, there are distractions in the home office, just as there are in any office. My version of the overly chatty and disruptive cubicle-mate...

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    The other day, a colleague floated me an article about the Japanese concept of ikigai, which essentially translates into your “reason for being.” To achieve full ikigai, four parts of your life must align: your passion, your mission, your profession, and your vocation. When this happens, your...

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    By Trish Lomonosov, Senior Analyst / Planner

    Pop quiz: What do the inauguration, rail shutdowns, a visit from Pope Francis, a major weather event, and large-scale protests all have in common? If you answered, “a crippling commute that requires end-of-the-day libations,” you are correct! We...

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    By Keith Fentress, Executive Consultant

    This article focuses on the remote manager – and I’m not talking about the guy sitting down the hall in the big corner office who is psychologically distant and intimidating. I’m talking about the manager supervising staff members who are spread...

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