Business

Flexible Working: Productive or Destructive?

It’s a much-debated topic and a growing trend, but most companies still don’t seem to take a deliberate approach to flexible working. Instead, they just offer a vague middle ground of “flexible working” on a case by case basis.

There are strong arguments for encouraging remote working and, conversely, arguments for bringing everyone together under the one roof. As recent examples highlight, there is no “one size fits all” answer. The key is to tailor your company’s approach to your objectives, operating rhythm, desired culture and workforce composition.

Company Retreats - What is the ROI?

You’re a remote team leader or business owner and you are debating the merits of a company retreat. How great would it be to get everybody together in real-time to work and play together as a team! But how do you justify the investment and quantify the success of a retreat? Since there is no direct way to measure a return on investment financially, we have to look deeper.

Location Independent Organizations - The Ultimate Remote Companies

Understanding the range of remote work, and particularly the extremes, is important when designing a remote organizations.  Today work trends include increasing the flexibility of location. One manifestation of this is large companies heavily investing in communal spaces for employees such as coffee lounges and creative areas. Yet, for many organizations instead of putting resources into company spaces, they address the desire for flexibility by adopting work from home (WFH) policies. These policies vary widely between organizations and are often implemented on a person-by-person model. Yet, this trend continues to grow with 43% of all employees reporting some amount of remote work in 2016[1].

5 Leadership Traits from CXOs of Remote Organizations

The eternal question - What makes a manager, a leader?

Theoretically, it means someone who maximizes team efforts for the achievement of greater goals. But practically, there is a lot more to it than just that.

As technology evolves and business dynamics shift, a great leader is

Ultimate Guide to Airbnb for Business Travelers

Many travelers book with Airbnb to save on lodging for personal and leisure trips.  But you might not know it’s equally convenient to use Airbnb for Work, which is a business dashboard that encourages stronger company culture through team building, local experiences, and increased collaboration when traveling – all while saving ~50% on expenses. 

How Employer Branding Improves Recruiting

For most businesses, recruitment proves to be a real challenge. With so many companies out there vying for the same jobseekers, what strategies can a business implement to establish itself as the organization that everyone is dying to work for?

Top 10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Working from Home

Let’s be real, no matter where you’re working from, you’re still doing just that: working.

So, should you work from home or work from the office? It honestly comes down to what environment you’ll be most effective in, along with what industry you're in. (And how nice your home office is.)

One person’s productivity booster can be another’s distracting disaster.

With that said, let’s take a look at some of the classic benefits that working from home!

Key Legal Choices for Remote Companies – How to Decide Where to “Locate” Your Location Independent Business

All businesses need a location -- even if you are an online business owner working from home or roaming the globe!

But don’t worry … the “location” of your business is only a legal formality.