UK based Flexible Boss asks- Could a more nuanced analysis of traits and skills useful for working in new ways be helpful to employers, line managers and individuals in understanding the challenges that face them? Canadian consultancy Work Evohlution believes that to be the case. It aims to take a robust scientific approach to psychological...Read More
Distributed leadership means managing or leading one or more employees from a distance, including flexible or mobile workers in the same city. The desire to implement WORKshift is a crucial first step to realizing the benefits of flexibility in organization, employees, and community. So if it’s good for everyone, what is preventing more people and...Read More
On the use of psychometric assessments to determine whether an employee has the personality traits needed to prepare them for a flexible work schedule: “It’s not necessarily about preventing [flexibility],” says Laura Hambley, the founder of the company. “It’s about supporting people so that they can be more successful in these new ways of working.”Read More
“We saw that flexible work, mobile work, telework, and other forms of working “distributively” were reaching a tipping point” says Laura, describing where the idea for Work EvOHlution arose from. “No other assessment of employee personality attributes relative to distributed work existed, and we wanted to bring this to the world.”Read More
“In today’s world where technology is advancing at lightning speed, the opportunity to work away from the traditional office becomes increasingly more accessible. With applications such as Skype, Google Documents, and Drop Box, many office jobs have become doable from outside the conventional office, such as home, coffee shops, or libraries. We refer to this...Read More
“My perception is that the use of assessments is growing,” says Thomas O’Neill, a University of Calgary psychology professor. “We’re moving beyond an era where it’s all about the technical skills. As work becomes more complex it’s about whether you can work well on a team, whether you can communicate well, whether you’re a lifelong...Read More
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