Articles By Jeff Zbar

Virtual firm

Virtual firm

With 100 employees working from homes scattered across the Pacific Northwest, keeping the work flowing and a team spirit thriving...

May 13th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Virtual firm turns to Web services

Virtual firm turns to Web services

When Heather Fitzpatrick launched virtual marketing firm MarketFitz Inc. in 1998, her biggest fears centred around management - how well...

April 30th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Do parents get all the perks?

Do parents get all the perks?

Several years ago, human resources executives at Baptist Health South Florida in Miami decided to launch a telework program. Among...

April 10th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Controlling the cost of remote support

Controlling the cost of remote support

When Sprint Corp.'s 1,000 teleworkers head home to work for the first time, they're given a computer preloaded with applications,...

February 28th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Home office evolutionary theory

Home office evolutionary theory

Over time teleworkers - and their home offices - evolve. Consider Debra McKenzie. Today, her office is Spartan and simple,...

February 12th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Mapics learns a new way to work

Mapics learns a new way to work

Second in a two-part seriesIn three months the Woburn, Mass., office of Mapics Inc. will cease to exist. In anticipation,...

February 4th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Teleworkers embrace instant messaging

Teleworkers embrace instant messaging

Olivier Sanche lives and works in Atlanta. He has reports in Colorado, Illinois, New York and California. His supervisor lives...

January 27th, 2002 Jeff Zbar
Turning to telework

Turning to telework

On the morning of Sept. 11, Michelle Bernal was about to board the ferry for lower Manhattan when she saw...

November 11th, 2001 Jeff Zbar
Giving ad hoc offices a second look

Giving ad hoc offices a second look

Working from home wasn't supposed to work this way. Ideally, teleworkers have the luxury of planning every detail for their...

November 6th, 2001 Jeff Zbar
Good communication cuts both ways

Good communication cuts both ways

E-mail and voicemail unreturned, cancelled meetings unannounced, projects not updated, even off-site social events unmentioned - all can result from...

October 10th, 2001 Jeff Zbar