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Managing Telecommuters: A Boss’s Perspective

Jet Blue’s got the right idea.  All of their reservation agents work from home.  They have created an entire webwork of telecommuters by using a computer network that feeds and monitors incoming calls to their at-home staff . When I called Jet Blue to book a recent flight the reservation agent was very professional and […]


Greener Office: Cleaner Air

Graymatter’s Guide To Greener Business Practices Part Two The Air You Breathe NASA scientists prove that house plants can remove air pollution from indoor environments. When I first heard about NASA sending plants into space, I imagined ivy growing long tendrils in all directions like weightless spiders.  Since then, research in the pollution fighting properties of […]


How To Green Your Office

Graymatter’s Guide To Greener Business Practices Part One Find Sustainable Strategies When we set out to go green at work, I was amazed to learn how toxic our office was (and still is!).   Nearly everything was suspect.  Obvious culprits like computers and light bulbs didn’t surprise me but I hadn’t considered the adhesive on post-its, […]


No Polar Ice This Summer? Holy Sh**!

I’m sure I’m not the only one to catch their breath at the news.  Fifty percent chance the North Pole will be ice free for a short time this summer.  No ice.  None. Scientists say it’s a 50-50 bet that the thin Arctic sea ice will completely melt away at the geographic North Pole. The […]


Telecommuting as an Employee Benefit

When we offer employees the chance to work from home, they usually love it.  It’s become a perk for working with us – and it’s easy to set up.  There are a variety of ways to work with telecommuting employees, but I like videoconferencing the best.  It’s great to be able to see someone when […]


The Five Biggest Mistakes in Telecommuting

FlexPath recently put out a listed of the five biggest mistakes individuals make in telecommuting.  Having been both a telecommuter and employer of telecommuters, I thought it was useful.  Here is FlexPath’s Five Biggest Mistakes in Telecommuting (in bold) with my perspective thrown in afterwards: 1. Neglect to set boundaries for themselves regarding work and […]