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Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on seats’

Many workers, including managers, like working remotely, but research shows it can be tough on most other employees. The post Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on seats’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The 6 best under-desk treadmills of 2021

An under-desk treadmill allows you to combine exercise and work.Our top pick is the Goyouth 2 in 1 Under Desk Electric Treadmill for its quality and built-in table.We also found space-saving options, high-tech treadmills, low-impact ellipticals, and more.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Under-desk treadmills are simple, yet effective fitness and wellness tools to combat the number of hours clocked up sitting at your desk. Whether it's to keep your joints nimble or increase your...
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Does Working From Home Affect Productivity?

Working from home can make for a more productive environment than the typical office cubicle. For some, work from home situations are ideal for helping them in enhancing their work-life balance.  Since the advent of the global COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus in 2020, more individuals are finding themselves working from home. It’s natural that they’d be wondering how work-from-home situations might affect their productivity. So, what’s the difference between working from home an...
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A guide to everything you need to work from home

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Eva-Katalin/Getty Many of us have made the shift to working from home in recent months.If it's time to design a makeshift office space, we have you covered.We've compiled a list of all our work-from-home articles so you can easily find what you're looking for.Here at Insider Reviews, our freelancers and remote employees know the work-from-home life very well. They've established daily routines, hav...
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Big multinational firms are considering 'no jab, no job' contracts that make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for staff, according to a report

Dejan Dundjerski/Getty Top UK firms may make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for staff, the Financial Times reported. Large companies are considering contracts that require employees to get a shot when they're available, law firms said. These companies include multinational businesses, the law firms said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Some top UK firms plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for staff through "no jab, no job" employment contracts, The Financi...
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SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR WEDNESDAY EVENT: Talent leaders from Mastercard, Lenovo, and Buffer will explain how to build an inclusive hybrid workplace

Lenovo; Courtesy of Erica Keswin; Buffer; Mastercard; Samantha Lee/Insider You can sign up for our event on February 18 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PST here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic.Instead, most workplaces will take a hybrid form, with some employees dialing in from their couches and others convening in conference rooms.The challenge for managers - and especially for huma...
Tags: Work From Home, Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Workplace Culture, HR, Lenovo, Webinar, Mastercard, Erica Keswin, People Management, Shana Lebowitz, Inclusive, Samantha Lee, BI Graphics


Zillow's CEO is warning that the future of work could create a 'two-class system' where those who come into the office are viewed as better employees

Chesnot/Getty Images Zillow CEO Rich Barton discussed the future of work during the company's Q4 earnings call. A hybrid model could create a "two-class system" that negatively impacts remote workers, he said. Others have echoed his concerns. GitLab's CEO called a hybrid model "the worst of both worlds." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Throughout the pandemic, the buzzy phrase in corporate America has been "hybrid model" - as in, a new way of working that involves ...
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SIGN UP HERE: Talent leaders from Mastercard, Lenovo, and Buffer will explain how to build an inclusive hybrid workplace

Lenovo; Courtesy of Erica Keswin; Buffer; Mastercard; Samantha Lee/Insider You can sign up for our event on February 18 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PST here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic.Instead, most workplaces will take a hybrid form, with some employees dialing in from their couches and others convening in conference rooms.The challenge for managers - and especially for huma...
Tags: Work From Home, Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Workplace Culture, HR, Lenovo, Webinar, Mastercard, Erica Keswin, People Management, Shana Lebowitz, Inclusive, Samantha Lee, BI Graphics


Do Leaders Need to Change Their Plans to Address the New COVID-19 Strains?

Should leaders pivot their plans due to the possible impact of the new COVID strains – coming from the UK, South Africa, and elsewhere, and discovered across the US – on their businesses? The authorities, various experts, as well as media have put the spotlight on concerns over vaccine effectiveness and said the strains are likely not going to escape the vaccine. They thus assert there’s no need to ring the alarm. Yet another element of these brand-new strains should make you much more ready to ...
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JOIN US FEBRUARY 18: Talent leaders from Mastercard, Lenovo, and Buffer will explain how to build an inclusive hybrid workplace

Lenovo; Courtesy of Erica Keswin; Buffer; Mastercard; Samantha Lee/Insider Sign up for our event on February 18 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PST if you're a Business Insider subscriber. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just one in 10 employers say they expect all their staff to return to the office post-pandemic.Instead, most workplaces will take a hybrid form, with some employees dialing in from their couches and others convening in conference rooms.The challenge for manager...
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Viva is Microsoft’s latest platform, designed to help you thrive at work

Building on Teams and the rest of Microsoft 365, Microsoft is introducing Microsoft Viva, a new employee experience platform designed especially for work.
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Managers Need To Learn How To Get Rid Of Low-Priority Work

Managers are busy people, we need to learn how to get rid of work that does not matter Image Credit: NASA ICE So just how busy are you? If you are like most managers these days you have more work to do than you have hours in a day. We understand that there is a great deal of work that needs you to use your manager skills to get done. However, more and more there seem to be tasks that we consider to be “low-priority” that keep showing up on our desks. We really don’t want to waste ou...
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Remote workers are greener, but their tech still has a real carbon cost

The massive shift to remote work due to COVID-19 has resulted in a huge reduction in emissions from vehicles and other sources, but it comes with costs of its own. A new study puts tentative carbon costs on the connectivity and data infrastructure that make working from home possible — and gives you an excuse to leave the camera off. The researchers, from Perdue, Yale, and MIT, attempted to analyze the carbon, land, and water costs of internet infrastructure. “In order to build a sustainable dig...
Tags: Work From Home, TC, Science, Environment, Tech, Remote Work, Mit, Yale, Epa, Carbon Dioxide, Zoom, Madani, Kaveh Madani, Perdue Yale


Texas and Florida could become the next business hubs as employers look to flee San Francisco and New York City

Stephen Rosen and his wife Christina wear face masks while walk their dog Loulou atop Bernal Heights Hill during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu A quarter of chief executives are considering moving their business operations to a cheaper location, a new poll said. States like Texas and Florida have become viable business hubs, as employers seek to flee cities with high costs of living. Work-from-home options are most attractive to larger ...
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This crazy home office setup costs less than $500 — desk chair included

If a new year means it's time for a new work-from-home setup, then Dell has everything you need.
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Dell's New Curved 40-inch Ultra-Wide Monitor Might be the Perfect Home Office Display

To kick off 2021, Dell just announced what it claims is the world’s first 40-inch curved 5K2K display, and judging by its specs, it might be the ideal high-end display for working from home (maybe make your office pay for it though).Read more...
Tags: Work From Home, Science, Dell, UltraSharp, Laptops, Monitors, Consumer Tech, CES 2021, Ultrasharp U4021qw, Latitude 9000


How the world of work could change, according to Akamai's vice president of network technology

Christian Kaufmann, Akamai's vice president of network technology Akamai When the world locked down between March and April, global internet traffic increased by around a third. In a single month, Akamai, a content delivery network provider, saw traffic grow by the amount it would in a normal year due to pandemic-related lockdowns and widespread work-from-home orders.  Christian Kaufmann, vice president of network technology at Akamai, shared how the company has managed t...
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The maker of this $118,500 tiny home on wheels that was designed to work from home in during the pandemic saw a huge spike in interest in 2020

Cyril the tiny home on wheels by Build Tiny. Build Tiny New Zealand-based Build Tiny created Cyril, a tiny home on wheels for clients who wanted a work from home setup and amenities for their cats that were adopted during the country's coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown. Build Tiny saw an increase in domestic demand "with urgent need" during the coronavirus pandemic, the company's director and designer Gina Stevens told Business Insider in an email interview. The home has a bathroom, ki...
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Microsoft could soar 16% on 'unparalleled' cloud dominance and continued work-from-home, says Wedbush senior tech analyst

Bryan Thomas/Getty Images Microsoft could gain 16% over the next year as cloud computing becomes a "transformational secular trend," according to Dan Ives, Wedbush senior technology analyst.His team explained in a note to clients that the current work-from-home environment is catalyzing more workplaces to adopt cloud technologies, and Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure has an "unparalleled installed base" on the cloud transition. "We believe Azure's cloud momentum is still in its e...
Tags: Work From Home, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Azure, Trends, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Msft, Wedbush, Ives, Redmond, Wedbush Securities, Cloud Technology, Bryan Thomas Getty, Dan Ives


How to create breakout rooms in Google Meet for smaller group sessions

Google Meet's breakout rooms feature can help your virtual classroom or work meeting be more efficient. MEDITERRANEAN/Getty Images You can create breakout rooms in Google Meet as a way to divide a conference call into smaller sessions. You need a paid subscription version of the service to access this feature. Once created, breakout rooms can be edited or ended at any time.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Breakout rooms in Google Meet allow moderators...
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7 Ways To Improve Your Health At Home During Lockdown

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has turned most people’s lives upside-down. One of the ways that many nations have kept the spread of coronavirus under control is with lockdowns. If you live in an area where you’re under lockdown measures, you’ll know life isn’t much fun. The thing about lockdowns is they severely limit what you can do in your daily life. For example, you can only go out briefly for exercise or to purchase groceries for your family. You can’t enjoy all the social activ...
Tags: Work From Home, Fashion, Decluttering, Declutter, Air Purifier, Home Life, Lockdown, Molekule, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic, Homebody


An Ideal Work-From-Home Area Exists and Here is How to Set It

During the pandemic and probably well after that, a lot of people will be working outside their offices. A well-equipped workplace that promotes productivity and well-being is a dream for everyone. Do you know how to set up an ideal workspace at home? Working from home is a great way to get the freedom to be your own boss and stay close to your family. Nonetheless, many workers are working out of their homes for the first time. Without proper work organization at home, employees will experien...
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Zoom could soar another 57% as work-from-home will continue long after the pandemic era, says a senior stock analyst

Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Zoom logo Reuters D.A. Davidson's Rishi Jaluria believes Zoom will be an essential product long after the coronavirus vaccine is deployed and workers return to offices. The managing director and senior research analyst told CNBC on Wednesday Zoom could surge another 57% to $600 following its incredible rally this year. "No one is going to be a hundred percent remote or 100% in the office, and I think zoom for example, is a critical part of mak...
Tags: Work From Home, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Ubs, Cnbc, Zoom, Reuters, Davidson, D.A. Davidson, Pandemic, Rishi Jaluria, Jaluria, Stock Market Outlook, Stock Market Analysis, Emily Graffeo


The most common Slack problems and how to fix them

Slack is a popular office chat app, but it's not free of issues. From connectivity to audio issues, here are some common Slack problems and how to fix them.
Tags: Work From Home, Trends, Computing, Slack, WFH, Office Chat Apps, troubleshooting Slack


Our 8 Best Work-From-Home Tips From 2020

This was a bad year in all kinds of ways, but perhaps no institution suffered quite as shocking a blow as the physical office space. Tips for managing your commute or navigating office politics were understandably replaced by tips for optimizing how to work from your couch.Read more...
Tags: Productivity, Work From Home, Lifehacks, Pandemic Life, Pandemic Living


How to blur your background in Google Meet calls to hide your surroundings and keep the focus on you

Google Meet can help video chat anxiety by blurring your background. Alistair Berg/Getty Images You can blur your background in Google Meet calls to keep the focus on you, and away from your surroundings. You can open the "Change background" menu before or during a meeting to blur your background. When you blur your background, you can choose to blur it completely, or only a small amount. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Most early morning video calls take ...
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Survey Explores How the Pandemic Changed the Ways Americans Work

As the novel coronavirus swept the country this past spring and many workplaces abruptly closed, an era of remote work began for millions of employed Americans that may extend far into the future. According to a new survey by Pew Research Center, most people now working from home had rarely or never done so before the shutdowns. More than half say that, given the choice, they would continue working from home even after the pandemic ends. Three-quarters of those now working from home say they hav...
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Farewell My Lovely Blog Thinking Home Business

I’m farewelling an old friend today and indulging in a little trip down blogging memory lane. Vale the blog Thinking Home Business. After various experiments, it was my first “real” blog, Born Jan 5, 2005. Disappearing just shy of its 16th birthday. Why the “Thinking” part of the blog name? Two reasons. First, even back then it was challenging to find a spare .com name for home based business. Second, my intention was to distinguish it from the plethora of what I saw as “unthinking” sites for a ...
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Google will let all its staff work 2 days from home as part of a 'flexible work week' starting September 2021, Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO. Carsten Koall/Getty Images Google is delaying sending employees back to the office until September 2021, pushing back its previous return date by three months. It will also experiment with a "flexible work week" once employees return, CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff. This means employees will work a minimum three days per week in the office, and work from home the rest of the time. "We are testing a hypothesis that a flexible work model will lead to g...
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Google will let all its staff work 2 days from home as part of a 'flexible work week' starting September 2021, Sundar Pichai said in a leaked email

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO. Carsten Koall/Getty Images Google is delaying sending employees back to the office until September 2021, pushing back its previous return date by three months. It will also experiment with a "flexible work week" once employees return, CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to staff. This means employees will work a minimum three days per week in the office, and work from home the rest of the time. "We are testing a hypothesis that a flexible work model will lead to g...
Tags: Google, Work From Home, Microsoft, US, Trends, New York Times, Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Sundar Pichai Google, Verge Microsoft, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Getty Images Google, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Carsten Koall