For most employees, a flexible work schedule is key to a high quality of life. But not all employers understand the benefit of offering a results-oriented workplace rather than one focused solely on rigid requirements about hours and face time. I asked expert Pat Katepoo some questions about the most effective way to negotiate a flexible work schedule in a workplace with no existing policy offering it.… Read more... “How To Negotiate A Flexible Work Schedule”
Since I began providing career coaching via webcam, telephone, and email, I am an evangelist for the benefits of a location independent business. Many people do not consider the ability to be location independent when they are making choices about how to earn a living, so here is a list of some reasons you may want to choose a career path that can be done anywhere you want to be:
Today’s article features an interview with Pat Katepoo, author of the ebook, How To Get Six Weeks Off To Travel.
What are some of the ways you’ve seen people spend their six weeks of travel?
The ways are as varied as the individuals: some have taken time to learn a new language or a new way of cooking through cultural immersion; others have challenged themselves physically with adventure travel, such as a multi-day hiking or rock climbing expedition; many people are interested in giving back through a volunteer vacation or missions trip.… Read more... “How To Ask For A Sabbatical”
In the Industrial Age, it made sense to tie workers to schedules and specific locations. In the Information Age, work can be done from anywhere and at times that are convenient to workers, clients, and customers. I predict that in the future, the employers who resist this trend will be left in the dust by their more forward-thinking competitors.… Read more... “Smart Employers Offer Workplace Flexibility”