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The complete guide to flexible work that doesn’t kill your career

Many people work happily and effectively from home. Research suggests that these “flexible” workers can be more productive and that they have higher levels of well-being, and much less depleting conflict between work and family. But these types of schedules come rarely and at a cost: There’s significant evidence that there are career disadvantages, including a “flexibility stigma” on advancement. And there’s a significant gap (paywall) between the pr...

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Startup on a Shoe String

While everyone is talking about the successful startups, there is hardly any data available about the failed ones. CBInsights recently published their updated startup failure post-mortem list with 34 new startup failure post-mortems from 2015. The reasons for the demise of these 34 startups are incredibly varied ranging from patent trolls (Ordr.in) to running out of money (Zirtual) to not gaining enough traction (Nebula, Circa) to suffering a Slack attack (Kato).   Zirtual is...

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Transformify Puzzle: The First Puzzle Block is Here!

Love puzzles? Well, imagine that Transformify Platform is a big puzzle. The first puzzle block is here - TRANSFORMIFY BLOG IS LIVE! Guess which puzzle block comes next? No idea? Here is a hint - we would love our members to share their opinion and experience with the world... TRANSFORMIFY PUZZLE RULES In the next days we will be releasing puzzle blocks / cool new features, asking you:  where in the puzzle they belong  how Transformify Platfo...

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TRANSFORMIFY PUZZLE IS HERE!

In the next days we will be releasing puzzle blocks / cool new features, asking you: where in the puzzle they belong how  Transformify Platform works  You can guess and share your views on Transfortmify’s Facebook, Linkedin, Tweeter pages.  The most active user will join the Circle of Contributors of Transformify. We promise to permanently display her/his picture or logo, and link to Linkedin profile/ web page in the Who We Are section. The...

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5 Tips on Managing Virtual Teams

At first sight, it appears that hot air balloons and virtual teams have a lot in common – you see them on a distance, have a feeling that you not really control them and that they may fail any minute. The good news is that it only appears so. If properly managed, the virtual teams can save costs and boost productivity.   Here are five tips that will help you achieve great results:   Know your teams   Usually the management of virtual teams goes hand in hand...