telework

June 7, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

How Telework Helps Cisco Recruit and Retain Employees

Why does top talent choose to join a company? Then, once they are employees, why do they stay? At Cisco, one factor is consistent among our diverse, global workforce: the flexibility of our telework program and the Cisco technologies that enable it. Recruiting the Best Workforce As a global company, we know that talent lives […]

May 8, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

What Makes a Telework Program Successful?

The Cisco telework program has evolved over the years from a convergence of top-down company practices with bottom-up changes in employee expectations. From our experience we have learned how several factors can make flexible work a success for everyone. Clear policies and company culture. Cisco has adopted a flexible policy that enables many employees to […]

May 1, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Attention Agencies – It’s Time to Enable Your Mobile Workforce

I am drafting this blog on my laptop, sitting in the Embassy Suites lounge in Raleigh, North Carolina, enjoying the complimentary breakfast buffet. I share this not to disclose my breakfast habits, nor my whereabouts but to illustrate that we are relying more and more on mobile devices to keep us connected, both professionally and […]

April 24, 2013

GOVERNMENT

The Power of Video for Government – Improve Collaboration, Lower Costs

Chances are, you’ve heard this line or a variation thereof before: “Video conferencing improves collaboration and lowers costs for organizations around the world.” While this is true, for this blog, I want to focus on ways video is changing government by sharing the story of two government agencies that are using video in new and […]

March 20, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Telework: A Manager’s Perspective

The benefits of teleworking—better work/life balance and more flexibility—sure sound great from an employee’s point of view. But from a manager’s perspective, is telework really successful for getting work done? Can a team really be effective if many of the members never work together in person? Yes, if you create the right policies and environment […]

March 15, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

Video is Key to My Team’s Telework Success

What makes telework so successful for Cisco and its employees? For me the answer is simple and powerful: video.

March 6, 2013

GOVERNMENT

What I’ve Learned as a Teleworking Employee and Manager

My journey as a teleworking mom started almost ten years ago after I had my older son. I was coming back to work and in the process of changing roles at Cisco Systems. I live in North Carolina and had a job opportunity for a leader based in California. She knew that I wasn’t in […]

March 5, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Telework as we know it

As I sit in my home office, surrounded by amazing technology, I’m struck by how different telework is today from just a few years ago. A few years ago it started with a second phone line and the company VPN.  Today my laptop is plugged into a workstation connected to a Cisco router, as is […]

March 4, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Telework Week: A Public Sector Success Story

March 4 marks the beginning of the third annual Telework Week, a week-long effort to get public sector agencies, companies and individuals to pledge to telework. Once again, Cisco is proud to be a platinum sponsor of this worthwhile event. Last year, more than 71,000 people – 94 percent of whom were federal employees – […]