• Why Americans are working from home more than ever before
    Minyoung Park3 months ago

    Why Americans are working from home more than ever before

    Dan Schawbel, founder of the web site WorkplaceTrends, has been working from his home in New York for five years. A self-proclaimed introvert, he says he works best alone, away from frequent interruptions and distractions at an open office. In fact, Schawbel says that flexibility at work is one of the top three benefits employees now demand.

  • American City Business Journals3 months ago

    1776 teams with Dell, Microsoft on new platform

    D.C.-based startup incubator and technology seed fund 1776 will partner with Dell Inc. and Microsoft Corp. on a new online platform for startups, officials announced Wednesday. The platform — called Union — is aimed at helping entrepreneurs connect with people, resources and education to take their idea "from seed to scale," officials said. The platform was designed by 1776's team of engineers and will include resources like business building courses as well as connections to mentors, potential investors and customers.

  • American City Business Journals4 months ago

    Could Dell help solve Austin's traffic woes? Tech giant emphasizes telecommuting

    About a quarter of Dell Inc. employees work from home at least some of the time and the Round Rock-based computer maker wants to boost that amount to half of its workforce by 2020. That's according to a CNN Money article that quoted Mohammed Chahdi, Dell's global director of human resources, who said: "We're pushing a culture where it just doesn't matter. The emphasis in working from home has financial upshots for both Dell and its workers: the company has reportedly cut its real estate costs by about $12 million a year while Dell employees save about $350 a year in commuting costs.