I swear, I’m not making this up. I’ve seen the Bruce Willis movie, you know, the one where robots interact for people in the futuristic world where humans live in isolation, controlling said robots from a control room inside their homes?!
I remember thinking, after watching that movie, that the idea of robotic surrogates really wasn’t that far fetched. As I type this I’m avoiding my Wii personal trainer and we’re getting xbox kinect for our big family holiday gift this year (which supposedly gives my virtual personal trainer even more information about me and my lack of controlled yoga movements).
I really didn’t think having a robotic surrogate representing me in some physical office location would be a real possibility within the year, but guess what. The future is here! >>Continue reading Anybots - The Telecommuter's Avatar
At least some of them do, thanks to Amit Gupta, Luke Crawford, and their friends. They’re credited with the creation of casual, co-working events known as Jellies!
Since its inception in 2006, Jelly groups have been forming around the world, with many people praising the added social components it affords without all the office politics. If you work at home you know that sometimes you can feel pretty darned isolated. And if you’re looking to work at home, but worried about missing the social aspect of working in an office, take heart. Jellies might just be your answer. >>Continue reading Musicians Jam - Telecommuters Jelly
Following a highly successful inaugural awards in 2009, Remote Employment in association with BT Business, today launches The 2010 Remote Worker Awards.
The Awards are unique as the only business awards recognising employers for their flexible working solutions and employees for showing that remote and home based working can improve business productivity, improve work life balance and help the environment.
The 10… >>Continue reading The 2010 Remote Worker Awards Launched
Keith writes software for a living and normally works out of his home office. While it’s pretty exciting to see a crazy guy on a bike prove he can make this incredible journey while keeping up with his workload, it’s even more remarkable when you hear how he combined his telecommuting status with his desire as a father to support a worthy cause that’s near and dear to his family . . . >>Continue reading Crazy Guy On A Bike Worked His Way Across America
The recent economic downturn has American workers stressed, overworked and anxious, but many are turning to technology to help them cope. According to a survey released today by InterCall, the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, workers are using technology to stay connected (sometimes even secretly), work harder and maintain job security to survive the economic recovery.
Take note managers: Nearly one in two Americans (48 percent) who use technology in their everyday jobs say that they are now required to do more work with fewer resources due to the current economic climate. As an example, nearly one third (30 percent) feel that they need to stay connected to work 24/7, even during weekends, breaks or holidays. However, 72 percent say that advanced technology, such as conferencing and collaboration tools, enables them to work faster, better and improves their morale – because they see the company providing them with the right resources and tools to ‘do more with less.’ >>Continue reading Always Connected: One Third of U.S. Workforce Feels Need to Stay Connected 24/7
Are you sitting at work in your PJ’s today?
Evidently today is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day . . . or at least it used to be. Best I can figure, the day of celebration began with PajamaGram’s 2004 initiative to promote PJ’s. The Vermont Teddy Bear’s PJ gift-giving website still houses a Press Release from 2005. And PajamaCity, the purveyor of the footed pajamas you wore as a kid, has an entire website devoted to the celebration of National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day at NationalWearYourPajamasToWorkToday.com. They’ve left this undated Press Release up since, well, since they created the site in 2005 I suspect.
However the unofficial holiday got its start, it’s no mistake that the 16th of April was chosen. It is, after all, the day after your taxes are due here in the U.S. and April 16th is, as deemed by the Health Resource Network in 1992, National Stress Awareness Day. In fact, the entire month of April is designated as Stress Awareness Month. >>Continue reading National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day
What: Spring 2010 Town Hall Meeting
When: April 8, 2010
Where: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center facility in Washington, D.C.
The White House and Environmental Protection Agency Keynote at Spring Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting
Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, and Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, to Address Government Telework Audience on April 8, 2010
ALEXANDRIA, Va. –… >>Continue reading Moving Beyond 10 Percent Teleworking
I love free stuff. And I love not having to use the bulky old fax machine. Check out these offers from MyFax . . . >>Continue reading 100 Free Printable Fax Coversheets
We all only have so many hours in the day to do everything we want to do. Have you ever said, “Where did the day go, I didn’t get anything done?” Here are 8 tips on how to get more done in a day and maybe you can push that snooze button one more time. >>Continue reading 8 Timely Tips to Help You Stretch Your Time
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today joined Telework!VA and Telework Exchange in encouraging individuals and organizations to pledge to telework from home or a remote location on Telework Day – Monday, August 3, 2009. >>Continue reading Governor Kaine Announces Statewide Telework Day in Virgina