Working out loud in action: Crowdbait case study

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Working out loud may appear an abstract concept to those companies who continue to use offline, traditional methods of working, but it’s one that has become a bona-fide and successful approach to work for thousands of companies across the UK. These companies make use of collaborative software suites such as Google Apps for Work to work flexibly and efficiently. One such company is Crowdbait, a content marketing agency based in York with a second office in London. Crowdbait ...

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Are you withholding feedback? Five tips to improve management from a distance

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The way that we work is changing, and employers’ management styles must adapt in turn. While some employers have embraced the move to flexible and distance working – adopting collaborative software such as Google Apps for business to enable distance workers to be equally as efficient as office-based staff – others remain sceptical of its benefits. In many cases, this is because managers continue to apply the management practices that they use for office-based staff on their distance workers. Instead, ...

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From theory to practice: implementing a flexible working strategy

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Flexible working is here to stay. The workforce are increasingly expecting employers to make allowances for flexible working, including working from home, flexi-time and compressed working hours. Today’s technology is providing the channel through which these flexible working practices are made possible. Cloud software including Google Apps and Dropbox allows businesses to embrace flexible working and create a dynamic, adaptable workforce that’s fit for purpose in the 21st century. Employees now see the chance to work flexibly as a selling point ...

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Six flexible working applications you need to look into

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John Stepper, one of the leading proponents of working out loud, defines it thusly:

 

‘Working Out Loud starts with making your work visible in such a way that it might help others. When you do that – when you work in a more open, connected way – you can build a purposeful network that makes you more effective and provides access to more opportunities.’

 

Here at Work Out Loud, we provide the tools needed to help businesses and employees do ...

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What does ‘Work Out Loud’ mean?

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The way we work in the modern business world is rapidly changing. We are no longer tied to a single office base, but instead can be found working from whatever location makes most sense – customer sites, cafes, trains, or home. We may also be working flexible hours to fit round the needs of our customers, or the demands of our personal life.

 

These changes in the way we work have been enabled by the growth of the Internet, mobile technologies, ...

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Time to embrace flexible working

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Today new legislation on flexible working comes into force in the UK. Employers now have a duty to consider flexible working requests from staff who have been employed by them for over 26 weeks.

Some employers are understandably wary about the potential implications of introducing flexible working in their organisations. But as Heather Greig-Smith the editor of the new magazine Flexible Boss argues “true flexibility isn’t individual accommodation, it makes business sense”.

Heather Greig-Smith

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