Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 22nd

What's the latest news about the future of work? In this week's roundup, an article by Carlota Zimmerman explains why "re-branding" isn't a dirty word, Stefan Haubold lists five apps he thinks every entrepreneur should have, Steve Viuker explains a new option for small business financing, and Jeanne Sahadi outlines a plan to help bring balance back into the lives of "workaholics." Read Full Article

The Freelance Revolution Is Upon Us!

53 million Americans are freelancing, and many people feel the best days of the freelance job market are still ahead. We are on the cusp of a revolution where "labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy. These changes mean big changes for managers and workers. 15Five's David Hassell explains four trends he feels are shaping this "eyes on/hands off environment." Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 15th

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights the importance of learning for both leadership and productivity, advice for entrepreneurs with their sights on significant growth, business wisdom from an unexpected source, and tips for people who get trapped by their own perfectionism. Read Full Article

5 Healthier Ways to Save Time at Meal Time

One of the things Melanie Feltham struggled with when she first started freelancing was living a healthy lifestyle. Before long, she found that frequently busy days led to more high-fat, high-sugar, ready-made items from local restaurants, delis, and grocery stores. The results weren't good, but she soon figured out how she could save time and eat well. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 8th

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing, and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights the security gap a lot of businesses forget when it comes to cloud-based apps, advice for managing a distributed team, why your organization should have a work-life vision, and encouraging a more 'mindful' work environment. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 2nd

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights the kind of support teams need to thrive, how professionals are finding success on YouTube, a test to see whether you're a workaholic, and a look at what the most productive people know about crafting a good to-do list. Read Full Article

Perspectives on the Future of Work: August 18th

oDesk’s weekly column brings you the latest news on managing, freelancing, and the future of work. This week we discuss how to stay connected while working from home, what types of legal structure might be best for your business, advice from female CEOs on work-life balance, and how a freelancer can build their social media platform. Read Full Article

The Hero’s Journey: Adapting To The New World of Work

The road ahead isn't business as usual. A new report from Deloitte traces a roadmap through the new business landscape, flagging pressures for both companies and individuals trying to find a way forward. In "The Hero's Journey Through the Landscape of the Future," Deloitte's Center for the Edge looks at how the Big Shift — a combination of technology and public policy trends — is changing the way we work and what it takes to stay competitive. Read Full Article