Tagged With remote working

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Beth (not her real name) was one of her company’s first employees. She worked remotely as a workshop facilitator from her home and on the road. At first she felt like a core member of the team. As the company grew however, Beth struggled to maintain her identity in the organisation.

Shared from Gizmodo

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The Samsung Dex is a tiny new smartphone dock that wades carefully toward a world in which smartphones serve as our primary computers. It's about the size of a hockey puck, and when the Galaxy S8, a monitor, and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse are connected, the Dex turns the phone into a surprisingly functional desktop. The idea is that instead of lugging a laptop around everywhere, you might just take your phone and drop it into a dock at home, the office, and so on.

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The nature of work in the gig economy - where workers have to support themselves and take on the risk associated with the job - undermines some of our fundamental human needs and can create a significant amount of mental stress. So what should you do to prevent the stress from getting to you? Let's find out.

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My job lives entirely online. Everything I do eventually ends up on this website. But it's not that simple -- behind the scenes, there's a lot going on that has to run smoothly and work correctly to make my job easy and streamlined. At the very least, I need a fast internet connection, and I need it to work all the time. Fast, reliable 4G has changed the way that I work, including in the way that I collaborate with my team, and the way that we run our business through the net. These are the tools I use most.

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It's easy to forget manners when you're all alone. From showing up late to meetings and forgetting simple things like "please" and "thank you", otherwise polite and well-behaved humans can come off as complete jerks in the absence of face-to-face contact. Isolation is the culprit, but you don't have to fall prey.

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Working remotely is not something new for the public sector, a world seen by many to be behind the times and slow to react to change. In fact in order to our job -- that is to serve the public -- public sector employees are on a constant search for quicker and cheaper ways to do things.