January 25, 2018
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Yes, I’m still here and I plan to do something different on this blog this year. I began this blog focusing on the matter of telework (otherwise referred to as “remote work” or “virtual work”) as it was an exciting concept I wanted to promote. Since then, I’ve learned about obstacles to adoption and the fact that some large organizations that initially embraced it decided to call their remote workers back onsite.
So what do I think telework’s prospects are now? Well, I don’t think society will see more experimentation and, possibly, more widespread adoption until telepresence technology (enabling a more realistic simulation of face-to-face interactions) becomes more available at a lower cost. This type of technology includes holographic video conferencing as demonstrated by Cisco:
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September 18, 2017
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The following content, provided by Circa Interactive, was approved by me. The integration of military personnel into the civilian workforce is an important matter and so I share this in recognition of the United States’ Air Force’s birthday, today, September 18th, 2017.
Today is the United States’ Air Force Birthday. This day is meant for celebrating this branch of military and the brave work they do for our country, but it is also a prime opportunity to take a look at what needs to be done to help these soldiers make a successful transition from active military to civilian life.
The need to ease that transition is as relevant as ever today — in 2015, there were approximately 1.46 million active U.S. military personnel. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, up to 27 percent of veterans experience considerable difficulties when returning to the workforce. The proportion is much higher for veterans who served in the military in the ten years following the 9/11 attacks. So what can be done to make a transition from active military to civilian life successful?
What Skills Do Veterans Bring Back into Civilian Life?
Veterans entering the workforce, return with many skills from their training and experience. These skills include: Read more of this post
May 27, 2017
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Submitted by Irene Papuc at Toptal
Authored by Ethan James, Freelance Software Engineer at Toptal
This abridged version was edited by Lynn Patra
This article is for you, the plucky entrepreneur with an app idea in your heart and cash in the bank. Diagrams you’ve scribbled on cocktail napkins will disrupt the world, and dump trucks full of money have been dispatched to your house. To ensure timely arrival, here’s advice for making your production cycle run smoothly.
Why You Need A Project Manager In The First Place
“Computer programs are the most complex things that humans make,” says Douglas Crockford, a senior software architect at Paypal who has pioneered various cool technology. He is someone with expertise about working on large projects. Read more of this post
November 20, 2015
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For awhile I’ve known that I need to go on a hiatus at Work-Life Strategies & Solutions. Having collaborated with Flipside Workspace recently, I’ll make an exception to share updates resulting from this work. Otherwise, I’ll be absent. Newcomers may refer to these posts to learn about this study:
During my break, I’ll primarily focus on some practical life concerns. Secondly, I aim to (1.) work on publications which will be added to the new “My Publications” page and (2.) focus on my piano project (which has fallen by the wayside). Updates on these endeavors will be provided when I return in late June 2016.
Coming upon 3 years of blogging, I’d like to address feedback I’ve received. To the readers who’ve told me that I have interesting, unusual thoughts, I want you to know that I especially appreciate hearing this as I never thought that I’m unique enough to stand out so much amid the throngs of people you’ve met across various corners of the world. Your feedback means a lot to me!
To bloggers I’ve been following closely, I’ll be following and responding to your posts as always. No changes here. To others, you can reach me on LinkedIn, Twitter, or via email: email@example.com. Currently, I’m open to new professional opportunities, so inquiries are welcome. Comments on this blog will be closed on December 1st, 2015 and reopened when I return. Thank you for reading and Happy Holidays!
August 5, 2013
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The Versatile Blogger Award (Photo credit: nhighberg)
Tonight I’d like to take the time to express my appreciation to Christian at http://fivequickminutes.wordpress.com for recently naming me as a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award. As a relatively new blogger, it’s a real honor to be recognized by others in the blogging community. My thanks to Christian and others who’ve encouraged me along the way! Futhermore, I just want to mention that Christian’s blog, Five Quick Minutes: Just Five Minutes On the Path for Learning, contains helpful and thought-provoking information covering various aspects of life. So, head on over and take a look soon!
According to the rules of the Versatile Blogger Award, recipients have the privilege of choosing 15 other bloggers with whom we can share this award. (As a new blogger, this will be a tough one for me but I’ll list blogs pertinent to work-life issues – in a big picture and little picture sense – that I follow with regularity). They are then to display the award on their site, name the website which awarded them with a link back to that blog (however, as I know many of these bloggers are busy professionals, I’m bending the rules here), and provide us all with 7 things about the owner/writer of the website (this latter part I’ll happily oblige). Read more of this post
March 12, 2013
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Hip (Photo credit: wasoxygen)
This is a general announcement to notify readers that a comprehensive list of links to research studies, scholarly articles, white papers, and various documents covering on this blog is now available. As stated on the Source Materials page, I will continue to update this list as I find more material. So check back if you don’t find what you’re looking for or feel free to make requests and I will see what I can find.
It’s proven tougher for me to post more regularly as I’m in the midst of a work-life transition, however I’ve arranged to feature an artist’s rendition of the Industrial Age office work lifestyle as well as social commentary that revolves around associated problems (e.g., stress, boredom, etc.). Read more of this post