Making the most out of the daily commute
June 8, 2010

The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy – Work Closer. Live More.

Just because you’re stuck on a commuter train for 3 hours a day, doesn’t mean that you can’t be productive. Here are some tips to help you pass the time…

Time spent commuting on public transport can be used effectively by reading a newspaper, writing a to-do list or sorting through emails (sorry drivers, eyes ahead and hands on the wheel)….

1. Read a Local/National Paper – Catch up on business news
2. Create a To-Do List – Organize your day
3. Use a Blackberry or I-Phone – Sort through those emails

While time management activities are a great way to pass the time on the long journey to or from the workplace, wouldn’t it be better to actually spend less time commuting in the first place?

Check out Commuter Swap. List your home for exchange and swap it with one closer to your job site. Spend less time commuting and more time actually getting things done instead of planning to do them.

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Lose the commute or the job?
May 13, 2010

The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success – Work Closer. Live More.

In a recent poll, a majority of working professionals stated that they would consider finding a job closer to their home due to rising gas prices, even if it means leaving their current job:

What alternatives are you considering as a result of high gas prices affecting your commute to work?

• 79 percent – Find a job closer to home
• 13 percent – Telecommuting from home
• 6 percent – Public transportation or walking
• 2 percent – Carpooling with colleagues

If you’re a business owner or hiring manager, those numbers should alarm you. Can you afford to lose your most talented assets because of limited transportation options? It’s time for a fresh approach to commuting. It’s time to tell your employees to stop complaining and start swapping with Commuter Swap! Commuter Swap offers commuters the ability to swap their home so they can live closer to their workplace, alleviating the long commute and mass panic from businesses across the globe.

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