Tips to self-monitor productivity when working remotely

By Niraj Ranjan Rout on Jul 28, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Did you know that there are 53 million people who work as freelancers, which is about 34% of the US workforce? Other than freelancers, more and more employees are choosing the work-from-home option.

With the idea of working remotely becoming so popular amongst companies and employees, it's time for us to ensure that the luxuries provided by working from home don’t affect our productivity.

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How to improve your work-from-home policy

By Erin Gifford on Jul 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Working from home is a great option to have at your company. There are benefits for both parties. For employees, it’s greater flexibility, more autonomy, less distractions, and limited commutes. For employers, it’s a smaller real estate footprint, happier and more productive employees, and the ability to attract and retain new talent.

However, as the employer, you must put forth the effort to make remote working work. You can’t simply send your employees out into the universe and hope for the best. Setting clear guidelines and expectations and providing your teams with the right tools and resources will set them up for success.

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How 8 Major Brands’ Headquarters Have Evolved Over Time

By Erin Gifford on Jul 14, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It is critical for employees to have a setting that inspires focus, hard work, and innovation—your workspace truly impacts your productivity. In fact, the design of your workplace can actually improve productivity, which you can learn more about in this interview with Eileen Vitelli from //3877, a boutique design firm in Washington, DC. 

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Best work environments by task type

By Erin Gifford on Jul 7, 2016 9:48:38 AM

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Improve productivity by taking breaks during the workday

By Erin Gifford on Jun 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM

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Productivity in the workplace outside of the office

By Erin Gifford on Jun 23, 2016 1:15:57 PM

“It seems to me that the office today is having a bit of an identity crisis. It’s not clear that we even need physical offices anymore when we can work in Starbucks instead.”

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10 freelancers share their productivity tips

By Erin Gifford on Jun 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Staying focused on the job can be a challenge no matter where you work. For those in a more traditional office environment, the typical workday routines are often easier to stay on top of. Freelancers on the other hand must rely entirely on self-discipline and dedication to stay productive.

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Discover the DC coworking space that's right for you

By Lee Armfield Cannon on May 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Getting interviewed by Voice of America at cove, a DC shared workspace.

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Productive things to do: physical activity

By Grace Montgomery on May 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Sometimes life gets busy. Things at work pick up, you’re traveling a ton, and you’ve said yes to one too many events. In an effort to squeeze it all in you skip your morning run, put your gym membership on hold, and toss your yoga mat aside. You simply can’t waste time working out. But while skipping out on your exercise routine may buy you a few extra hours a week, the time you spend working may be significantly less productive.  

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How myNoise.net can increase your workplace productivity

By Charlotte Stasio on May 10, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The collaboration and camaraderie of open-plan offices are great, but the noise level can sometimes get in the way of getting stuff done. I've worked in open-plan offices for the past four years and have often turned to white noise to achieve auditory privacy. Recently, I came across a fabulous website called myNoise.net that is truly the best when it comes to productivity-enhancing sound generators.

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