• Hollywood and the Future of Work
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    Imagine you’re sitting in your corner office looking over strategy and product development for the next 12 to 18 months. Surrounding you are your CXO team, as well as, a host of executive level project managers. The remainder of your staff and management is made up of on-demand workers collaborating on a project by project basis on discrete time tables with fixed budgets. This is the future of work. Does this sound fantastical, too futuristic or downright crazy? This type of organization already exists … and it’s responsible for producing a variety of projects grossing billions of dollars on a

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  • Changing the Employment Paradigm
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    Changing the Employment Paradigm, the New Definition of Entrepreneur Since our country’s inception, American entrepreneurs have played a major role in driving U.S. economic growth and success. You have only to watch ABC’s reality show Shark Tank to realize that America’s entrepreneurial spirit is as strong today as ever. But as noted in our previous post, changes in the U.S. employment paradigm are about to swell the ranks of the country’s entrepreneurial community with a new class of entrepreneurs that are taking on the challenges and risks of managing their own business less by choice than by necessity. For these

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  • Professional Telecommuting Jobs Offer Benefits for Employees and Employers






    Professional telecommuting jobs are rising in popularity both with workers and their employers. A few years ago, IBM moved to a primarily telecommuting workforce at its home office in White Plains, New York. A telecommuting workforce is not just popular with workers, but it can offer corporations, mid-size and even small businesses significant benefits, not the least of which is a happier, more focused, more productive workforce. Companies reap financial benefits from a more productive workforce; but moving onsite employees into professional telecommuting jobs offers business owners additional financial benefits, including the option to downsize to a more compact, more efficient workforce by

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  • Tips for Using Telecommuting Professionals Effectively






    The workplace is changing. Traditional 9-to-5 jobs are being replaced by professional telecommuting jobs as employers search for ways to decrease expenses and increase employee satisfaction. But maintaining a productive offsite work force comes with certain challenges that may require a shift in expectations and procedure for both employees and managers. How to maintain appropriate oversight and communication with offsite workers can be a challenge for both workers and managers. For telecommuting arrangements to work effectively, managers must be willing to relinquish control of the process of production and focus on the work product produced. In other words, how an

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