Timing Your Commute

Do you time your commute? My latest Workshifting post is up, and it’s about what happens when you actually have to leave your home office (or your favorite coffeehouse): The only problem with short commutes is not having one.   My commute is 10 feet. I get...

Is Telework a Trend in Waiting?

A new study of workshifting in the United States reveals big growth in the last couple of years–but the percentage of Americans who telework remains very small. The State of Telework in the U.S. focuses specifically on people who work at home at least part time...

Give Yourself Permission to be Unproductive

You know those days when you’re hopelessly unproductive? Endurance runners talk about hitting “the wall.” It’s slow, it’s painful, it’s really annoying — and it’s unproductive. Workers have a wall too, that moment when...

Can You Work Without a Net?

I’ve been pondering routines lately: why you need them and when to break free. In a recent Workshifting post, I explored the paradox of the flexible routine: Working from home (or anywhere else you choose) isn’t about avoiding routine–it’s...

Could You Work in an Office?

Could you work in an office? In my latest post for Workshifting.com, I look at what it means to work on your own terms. And whether those of us who do so, whether as business owners or part of a corporate virtual team, could go back to the 9-to-5 routine of the...