With more and more people working remotely at least some of the time, more employees are experiencing that things change when there’s no office. Dynamics, habits, and workflows change in a remote organization. Some changes are obvious, but others are subtle. advertisement advertisement As an employee in a fully remote company for the last few years, I’ve learned a few things that have helped me make the most of remote work. Here are some of my biggest lessons. Overcommunicate by default How do you know if your teammate is blocked? How does the team leader know the current status of a project? These important questions are often answered over coffee or by walking to someone’s desk if you work in an office. When you work remotely, some of this communication can get lost unless you actively work to change that. At Buffer, we focus on overcommunicating by default all that we do and how we are feeling with our current workload/team/schedule. Yes, … [Read more...] about Do these 9 things to get better at working remotely
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It looks like Salman Khan has a new addition to his brand portfolio as the actor has been roped in by Pepsi, according to The Economic Times.The two-year deal is estimated at Rs 15 crore, as per the report.But, is this the right move by Pepsi?Close According to brand strategist Harish Bijoor, “The bet is more on Dabangg 3 than on Salman Khan. If Dabangg 3 is a hit, this decision is a hit as well.” related news Is Instagram right in testing the removal of 'Like' feature in India? Netflix tests cheaper, yearly subscription plan in India Dabangg 3, which will see the debut of actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar opposite Khan, is going to hit the theatres on December 20, and it is the third instalment of the Dabangg franchise. The first two films in the series - Dabangg and Dabangg 2 performed well at the domestic box office, with collections to the tune of Rs 193 crore and Rs 202 crore respectively.Concurring with Bijoor is Vinay Kanchan, the … [Read more...] about Pepsi signs Salman Khan just before Dabangg 3; will Chulbul Pandey work for the cola major?
Do you remember the day when Netscape became a $2 billion company, or when Amazon upended our online expectations by introducing 1-Click shopping? How about when Napster faced down Metallica and Twitter showed us what was really happening on the streets of Tehran? These are the moments of innovation that changed our world and continue to point us to the future. advertisement advertisement 1995: The birth of the fast company It was the IPO pop heard round the world: How Netscape’s triumph signaled the arrival of a new business model—and a new mind-set. I first realized that August 9, 1995, would be a day to remember when two coworkers bet each other on the opening and closing price of a new stock issue from a Mountain View, California–based company called Netscape Communications. Their excitement was electric, and it only grew as the stock doubled its offering price from $14 to $28 that morning; by the time it started trading after 11 a.m., the stock had … [Read more...] about 20 Moments From The Past 20 Years That Moved The Whole World Forward
“We have entered a new era of work in this country,” says the introduction to the second annual Freelancing in America survey. The 2015 report by the Freelancers Union and online freelancing platform Upwork (FU/U) found that over a third of U.S. workers (nearly 54 million) did some freelance work in the past year. That represents a growth of 700,000 more freelancers than the previous year. advertisement advertisement The study went on to report how these numbers are increasing by individuals’ choice of employment, rather than as a result of circumstances such as job loss, and the majority (60%) who left to freelance said they now earn more than they did with traditional employment. But Lawrence Mishel, an economist and president of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), said the study “greatly overestimates the number of people who derive their primary income from freelancing.” In an article for the independent, nonprofit think tank titled, … [Read more...] about Is The Freelance Economy Not Growing As Much As We Thought?
It’s understandable if you occasionally yearn for the gig that got away. Whether it’s a glamorous job that never quite worked out, or the post that seems like a big stretch from where you are now, it’s still possible to make it happen, says Jeremy Schifeling, former Apple intern and LinkedIn marketing manager who is now CEO of Break into Tech, a Mountain View, California, tech career-coaching firm. advertisement advertisement Schifeling has done it himself. He made the transition from kindergarten teacher to landing coveted spots at two of the world’s most influential technology companies. Now, he helps others do the same. Getting there is a combination of preparation, skill, individuality, and boldness, he says. Ready to make the leap from the job you have to the one you want? Consider these words of wisdom from people who’ve actually made it happen. Be Honest About What’s Really Important To You Few things are actually what they appear … [Read more...] about Advice From Former Apple And LinkedIn Employees On Landing Your Dream Job