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Make it easy for employees to work when, where they want

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by Gytis Barzdukas

employee working from homeThe easier your organization makes it for employees to access work files from home—or from anywhere outside the office—the more time they will spend working before and after their scheduled hours.

In fact, when my company conducted a survey on how technologies like cloud computing and smartphones are changing the way people work, 18% of U.S. employees said they use them to check email or otherwise start their workdays before 7 a.m.

The more tech, the more productive

Result: Bosses have relaxed the rules for showing up a little late in the morning and better tolerate employees who take long lunches to run errands, make phone calls and surf the web for personal business. (Note that we’re mostly talking about exempt employees here.)

In fact, 22% of U.S. bosses claimed they are fine with their employees combining work and personal chores during the workday. They figure their employees are working beyond the of...(register to read more)

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