More companies allow employees to work outside the office

October 6, 2006

Survey: Telecommuting now more the rule, not the exception

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October 05, 2006 (Computerworld) — Most companies now offer workers the option to work from home, satellite offices and other locations, according to a survey conducted by Philadelphia-based Yoh Services LLC, a provider of talent and outsourcing services.

The survey also found that most human resources managers expect the use of telecommuting to increase over the next two years.

“We learned that companies need to build a product that says, ‘if you come and work for us, here’s what you’re going to have: a casual work environment, a flexible schedule’ — whatever that may be,” said Jim Lanzalotto, vice president of strategy and marketing at Yoh. “Companies are realizing that in order to attract the best people to come work for their companies, they need to create an environment that’s conducive to do that.”

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[Computerworld] Five Top CIOs share what their careers have taught them.

October 3, 2006

Five lessons in leadership

October 02, 2006 (Computerworld) — The best leaders take their lessons wherever they find them — whether in the hard knocks of experience, the generosity of mentors or the clear gaze of their employees. We asked CIOs of five major organizations to share their most important leadership lessons. Here’s what they told us.


Save your PowerPoint presentation as a show

June 12, 2006

Save your PowerPoint presentation as a show – Lifehacker

If you want to really impress people with your PowerPoint, save the file as a .pps

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Powerpoint: Compress and Optimize Presentations (ppt) to Decrease Size

June 12, 2006

Tech-Recipes.com – Powerpoint: Compress and Optimize Presentations (ppt) to Decrease Size

Powerpoint will save pictures in a poorly compressed format by default. By asking powerpoint to compress these pictures, you can optimize your presentations more efficently. With this decreased size you can email them and transport them easily.


Want to kill a project? Keep quiet about problems, study finds

June 9, 2006

Want to kill a project? Keep quiet about problems, study finds

June 07, 2006 (Computerworld) — SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Failing to initiate “crucial conversations” may be the single biggest cause of project failure, according to preliminary findings of an ongoing study on project management.

The study, being conducted by Vital Smarts Inc., a Provo, Utah-based training firm, found that project managers’ inability to talk to people about five often-occurring negative situations frequently leads to failure. The preliminary findings were made public here yesterday at Delivering Project Excellence, a conference for project managers.


How to write a decent email

May 23, 2006

Email: an author’s guide – Blue Flavor

Popular as it is, the web is not the most-used Internet application by transaction volume. Email is. It’s also the most misused. Since it’s such an important and often overlooked component of our online lives, I’m going to step away from preaching about the web for a moment and focus on simple steps to make your email discussions more effective.


Bare Bones Project Hacks

May 3, 2006

Bare Bones Project Hacks – lifehack.org

Project managers seem to come in two flavors, maybe three. The first flavor are those who follow the PMI guidelines by the book. The second are those who get thrown into project management by way of the “someone had to do it” route. Third would be a hybrid. This addresses those last two types. Let’s talk about some of the basic elements of running a project, and while we’re at it, we will discuss a few methods for running projects that might prove helpful to you.