It’s all about listening.
Read it here. And let me know what you think.
A meta-analysis of the existing research on flexibility identified the fundamental components:
- Where we work,
- When we work, and
- How predetermined our schedule is.
These component parts lead to six distinct types of flexibility:
- Remote: “Work from anywhere” – Remote employees keep standard office hours but are location independent. Their office is wherever they are.
- DeskPlus: “Partially office-based” – DeskPlus employees keep standard office hours and are partially location independent.
- TravelLite: “Minimal travel requirements” – TravelLite employees have minimal to no travel, with a maximum limit of 10% travel annually.
- TimeShift: “Standardly unconventional hours” – TimeShift employees reorder their working hours to create a set but unconventional schedule (outside of 9-5 conventions) that optimizes their productivity and performance.
- MicroAgility: “Freedom to adapt” – MicroAgility employees have the autonomy to step away from their work 1-3 hours at a time to accommodate the unexpected.
- PartTime: “Reduced workload” – PartTime employees serve in senior-level roles; they have the experience and skills to meet the company objectives on a reduced hours schedule.
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This professor’s class notes provide a thorough (and practical) answer that I recommend to students and professors.
PowerPoint creators: Tufte is right, but…
Presentations and that creature called PowerPoint
How NOT to use PowerPoint for comic relief.
A 20-minute video that will surely trigger a much-needed debate in your classroom.
The winner of several international prizes, The Corporation is a documentary film that is a good discussion tool for business students/professors and -one would hope- professionals.
It is based on the book The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan.
Part 1 (with a promotional introduction):
and Part 2: