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
“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
“University of Calgary researchers note that telecommuting is a better fit for some than for others. Telecommuting is a good fit for people who are self-starters, have good impulse control, and like having autonomy over their work.”Read More
Tom commented: “What we’re trying to do is show people how they can better understand themselves, their habits, and their tendencies…to help them better manage themselves when they’re working remotely.”Read More
Tom points out that the key to effective distributed work is gaining self-insight and understanding of your own personality and work style. “Knowing yourself and your personality, however, can help you better manage yourself and others when working from a distance, so part of the puzzle is figuring out your own personality and where you...Read More
Tom describes recent research findings indicating that some personality traits and work styles are better than others for working effectively and staying engaged during home-based work.Read More
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