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If one of your New Year's resolutions (or dreams) is to get along better with a remote coworker, you aren't alone. Working with someone in the office every day and maintaining a great relationship can be hard on its own. When you add distance into the mix things can get a little hairier.

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While a professional politician might have their hard-working citizen cosplay down, us average Joes might not be as skilled when it comes to rolling up those long-sleeve shirts, especially when it's hot outside. You might lean toward tighter rolls, but that won't help if you're trying to stay cool.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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IBM has announced the finalists of the Workplace for the Year in New Zealand. The award categories split the finalists into groups depending on the number of employees, with with the smallest category covering businesses with fewer than 49 staff. Large companies were those with more than 750 employees with a couple of other groups in between. But that's had me thinking - what makes a great workplace?

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The culture of Basecamp, the small company behind top-shelf project management software, is famously productive and unfrazzled. David Heinemeier Hansson, AKA DHH, is the developer behind Basecamp's eponymous flagship product. He's also the creator of Ruby on Rails, the framework underlying sites such as Hulu, Airbnb, GitHub, and early versions of Twitter. In his off hours, he's an international race car driver. We asked him how he works.

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Workplaces are funny little ecosystems. You spend all your time working and developing complex relationships with everyone from the security guard to your shared desk mate, but occasionally, these fragile work friendships can go south.

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Although Microsoft is doing their best to move from the perpetual license business to subscription software, they are still releasing perpetual versions of their core business software. Today, at their annual Ignite conference, the company announced that Office 2019 will be released during the second half of 2018.

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A little over a week ago I moved to a new home. As I'm now in a long-term committed relationship with a bank, I can make this place my own. For me, one of the keys is getting my workspace right. I'm currently working off a very small table as I think about what will work best. And that's where you come in. I'm looking for ideas on getting the most out of the space, given the limitations of budget and floorpan.

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Absenteeism is a massive impost on businesses. A recent survey has found that workers are, on average, away from work for about 9.5 days per year. With the average work week nudging towards 41 hours per week according to the ABS many of us are spending a lot of time at work in potentially unhealthy positions. Belinda Lyone, the general manager at family owned business COS, is involved in supplying offices with office equipment and is deeply concerned at how our work environments are making us less healthy. That's bad for business but, more importantly, bad for all of us.

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The Microsoft Office suite is the most popular office software on the planet, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that mastering it can give you a sizable edge while you're on the hunt. However, some employers won't give your resume the time of day unless you're backing up your knowledge with the proper certifications, and that's where the Ultimate Microsoft Office CPD Certification Bundle comes in.

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As more people turn to freelance work and self-employment, the home office is fast becoming the new norm. Working from home welcomes the luxury of freedom that’s hard to find in a conventional office setting. However, the comfort of your own home may also act as a distraction, so it’s important to design a fully functional workspace that is both stimulating and inspiring, to boost your productivity. Here are five tips on setting up the ideal home office, for maximum comfort, style and efficiency.

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It is as if you were doing work, a new browser game by impish developer Pippin Barr, simulates puttering around inside Windows 95, clicking dialog boxes and mashing your keyboard to type out reports and emails. Depending on your real job, it's a relaxing desktop toy or a horrifying parody of your waking life. It's a fine example of the overlooked (and previously unnamed) gaming genre of officecore.

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You never want a meeting dominated by a single person. Sure, it's important someone takes charge to guide the discussion. But the point of a meeting is collaboration and if there's no exchange of ideas, no criticism, then something's gone wrong. However, all it takes is the right words and tone if you need to interject, without coming off as impolite.