Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Telecommuting Keeps You Balanced

Well this is refreshing. Data actually supporting telecommuting from a individual perspective.

ScienceDaily (June 2, 2010)Not surprising: Telecommuters balance work and family life better than office workers.  Surprising: They can maintain that balance even while sometimes squeezing in a couple extra days' worth of work each week. Read on...

We won't go into the challenges to the organization at the moment. Stay tuned for that. Data supports that telecommuters have a better (OK for the record I really don't like this term but will use it here) work / life balance, enables telecommuters to have fuller lives, be more productive and, of course increases the big H or happiness factor. What a concept!

So if people are happier, more productive and you have reasons as long as your arm as to why telecommuting is detrimental to an organization's effectiveness, time to get over it. You just might have to redesign how the organization is structured to support all these happy, productive people. Rather than figure out all the reasons you're going to come up with (and write me about) why it doesn't work, how about figure out how it can and let us know? Let's face it, unhappy people leave an organization. Happy people want to stay and be successful. A building filled with stressed, 'unbalanced' people doesn't sound effective in my book. It might be easier for managers to keep their thumbs on staff and monitor their every 5 minute break  but is that the kind of organization you want to be working in?


Monday, July 12, 2010

Living in an anything but linear world

If anyone wonders why I do what I's described beautifully here. Not only do love what I do because it is more who I am than what I do, but because I help people from the first category, find their way into the second and then fly! 

One of the reasons why I Shadow Coach™ is because my clients' worlds are not linear. Their shadows are often revealed when they're not paying attention and their discoveries about themselves and their worlds happen in the moment. Thus, they benefit by being coached in real time as well.

This really makes you think. Check out Sir Ken Robinson on

And talk about timing.  This was today's Hugh masterpiece!