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Telework Resistance may be Linked to "Clerical Culture"

In a recent post titled, Ready for the Remote Work Revolution?, author David Grinberg provides a compelling argument for the future of telework.  David's comments are…


Added by Ryan Arba on April 13, 2014 at 4:24pm — 4 Comments

Ready for the Remote Work Revolution?

Call it what you will: telecommuting, remote work, telework, working from home, etc. Regardless of how one labels it the truth remains the same: telework works, period!

However, for remote work to be successful…


Added by David B. Grinberg on April 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Telework, Mobility, and No-Name Programs

A recent study, “Top Trends in Alternative Workplace Strategies,” conducted by New Ways of Working, makes some interesting points about the status of workplace mobility programs in the private sector. One point is that the most common name for these programs is “no name.” When asked about how they refer to their mobility program, many of the people in the study responded that this is “just the way we work,” and that it is not a…


Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on April 1, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

How's Your Work-Life Balance in Today's Digital/Mobile World?

Today’s increasing reliance on new and evolving information technology in employment has given new meaning to the term …


Added by David B. Grinberg on March 30, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

To Telework On Sunny Days? - Plus Your Weekend Reads

Monday brought another round of winter weather to the DC metro region. The federal government was closed, but not for teleworkers. Teleworkers were able to continue on, business as usual. The question becomes, if telework is acceptable/necessary on days when the weather if foul, is telework also an advantage on days when the sun is shinning?

Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service. He told Chris Dorobek on…


Added by Emily Jarvis on March 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Telework Cost Benefit Argument – It’s Reduced Stress; No It’s Decreased Cost

Even before our most recent March snow day, the savings to the Federal government for employees who continue to work while at home has topped $32 million, based on a study conducted by the Global Workplace Analytics and Telework Research Network and quoted in the March 3th edition of Wired Workplace. The weather this winter should have convinced any…


Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on March 21, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER LIVE: The Internet of Things for Government

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! We are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.…


Added by Emily Jarvis on March 19, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

3 Ways to Use Snowstorms to Improve Your Agency

What a crazy winter we've had!  


For many of you, today is another snow day with school closings, winter alerts, and road closures.  And it's March!


So how do you leverage snowstorms to improve your agency?  Is there a silver lining in midst of all this snow?


Here are my 3 ways to use snowstorms to improve your agency:



Added by GovLoop on March 3, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

7 Keys to Unscheduled Telework Success

A few weeks ago, we had a case where the GovLoop team had to meet some pretty tight deadlines for delivery on a project. When the DC area got hit by a snowstorm, our team stayed home for unscheduled telework. Our team works collaboratively, so when deadlines are tight, and we are now all thrown into a new environment, we had to refocus our internal communications so we didn’t miss a beat.


What was great was that we didn’t miss on delivering the project. There were no major…


Added by Pat Fiorenza on February 27, 2014 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Okay to Make Mistakes: Leadership in Innovation


This past Wednesday, GovLoop's Chris Dorobek hosting another special live edition of the …


Added by Thomas Buchanan on February 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

DorobekINSIDER LIVE: From the Frontlines of Innovation

A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! We are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is shared.…


Added by Emily Jarvis on February 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Accountability: The Key To Federal Telework

"What is it going to take for government to slither out of the primordial goo and realize that their workplaces and work practices are teetering on the edge of extinction?"

Kate Lister, the President of Global Workplace Analytics, reports to the Federal Times earlier this month the results of a survey conducted with over 100 Federal telework leaders.  Here is a link to the article:…


Added by Ryan Arba on February 19, 2014 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

8 Values of Teleworking on a Snow Day or Any Day

Today is a snow day for government employees in DC. Oh, wait, never mind. You still have to get to the office but you are allowed a two-hour delayed arrival time due to inclement weather in the DC area. Some federal government employees may choose to brave the weather and make their way through the snow to get to work, while others will take advantage of the opportunity to take an unscheduled …


Added by Kristina Marzullo on January 22, 2014 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Working From Everywhere Without Sharing Agency Secrets: Mobile Security in Government

Announcing GovLoop's Latest Resource...

"Agency of the Future: Guide to

Mobile Security in…


Added by Andrew Krzmarzick on January 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Gov Should Resolve to Expand Telework ASAP in New Year

Let's face it, the Telework Enhancement Act needs to be enhanced.

Beefing up the three year-old law is necessary for telework to flourish at all agencies across government.

In short, remote work…


Added by David B. Grinberg on January 3, 2014 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

The Flexibility Test: Does Your Organization Have a Flexibility Culture?

The principal difference between the 21st century workplace and the 20th century (19th century?) work culture in which so many of us live is flexibility. While some organizations have made a commitment to an outcomes-based approach to meeting mission objectives, others are still stuck in a…


Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on December 13, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

It's a Federal Snow Day! What You Need to Know

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Due to snow, federal agencies in, D.C. are closed Tuesday.

OPM said emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency's policies, including written telework agreements.

(The information below is copied…


Added by Emily Jarvis on December 10, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Workplace Mobility: The Rise of the Third Space

If you are committed to exploring options for workplace mobility, then you should check out an organization called New Ways of Working (NewWOW). This organization, a consortium that focuses on alternative workplace solutions, has just released a benchmarking study based on data from July 2013 that sheds light on what is happening in the private sector with respect to the adoption of workplace mobility programs. Their survey looked at strategies used by 169 different organizations, about a…


Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on November 12, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Back to the Office: The Value of Place and the Office Family

It’s time for those of us who promote a mobile work concept that seeks to get people out of the office to celebrate what happens when they are in the office. We have seen the articles quoting Federal workers on how happy they are to be back at work after the shutdown. And many of them say that one reason that they are happy to be back is that they have missed their office families. While the option to work outside the confines of the cubicle farm provides critical flexibility for…


Added by Naomi S. Leventhal, Ph.D. on November 1, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Do we over measure in government? Plus your weekend reads!

 Leaders are trying to use measurements as their swimming goggles. It is the major technique they are relying on. My beef with measures is that we are not applying them proportionally.  - Martha Johnson. 

You've probably heard the phrase, "measure twice and cut once." But in government it seems like we are measuring eight times.

In the fourth and final part our interview with Martha Johnson we talk…


Added by Emily Jarvis on October 25, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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