August: Work from anywhere month

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that there’s a different theme every month on the business blog? I’m guessing you probably did not know that because, well, we never told you. One day I thought to myself it might be nice to let our readers in on that fun little tidbit.

Photo courtesy of Till Nierman

Photo courtesy of Till Nierman

So that brings us to now and the month of August, which was originally called Sextillis by the Romans. It was called that because as you may have already deduced in the Roman calendar August was the sixth (sex=six) month of the year. It was later changed to Augustus by the first emperor of Rome of the same name. Augustus claimed this was the month of his greatest triumphs. I’m not making this stuff up. I read it on the Interwebs so it’s got to be true, right?

Here on the business blog we’ll be celebrating the eighth month of the year by encouraging you to work from anywhere! If you even remotely pay attention to this blog you know we have in the past trumpeted the many benefits of working from home. We’ve also shared with you how technology like TDS Telecom’s managedIP business VoIP phone solution can help make telecommuting possible. Well, this month we’re taking things a step further and suggesting that you work from anywhere (within reason).

Just think about it, is there a better time to trade in your work attire for a pair of flip flops and shorts? No! Summer is coming to a close and you may not have too many more opportunities to soak up some rays.

So, be sure to check back frequently to find out what tips, tricks and anecdotes our bloggers will share in August about working from anywhere.

About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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