Back to school and workshifting: how parents can benefit

It’s that time of the year again. The air is getting cooler. The daylight hours are fewer, and most notably for parents, school is back in session for our kids. While fall is a welcome change from a long, hot summer for many folks, it can be a difficult adjustment for parents to juggle a busy workload with a new school schedule, homework and extracurricular activities for their children.

But going back to school doesn’t have to be difficult for parents—thanks to workshifting. More and more companies are catching on to this trend, which is the ability to work from anywhere, at any time and on any device. At Citrix, we fully endorse workshifting, because our vision is a world where people can experience work and life in harmony. This is especially valuable for parents who may want to be around more in their children’s lives.

Citrix provides a host of products that allow parents the freedom to not be tied down to the office so they can come home a little early to help their children with homework or be there for the start of the first home soccer game.

If you own a smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can easily store, send and receive your important work files with ShareFile.

It’s now easier than ever to work on the go and to arrange a more flexible work schedule so you can be there for your family. We want you to make the new school year successful, so why not try workshifting to make the transition a little smoother for you and your kids?

About the Author

I’ve been working for Citrix since 2001 in several different roles. In my current role I am responsible for generating demand for all Services business (Support, Consulting, Education) units in Citrix. This involves – Developing inbound and outbound marketing/content marketing programs – Measuring success of each demand marketing campaign to ensure intended results are achieved – Adjusting campaigns as needed and support innovative approaches to initiate new demand marketing campaigns and programs to achieve goals. – Interacting with all functional areas to coordinate any requirements/support for campaign planning and execution.   In my previous role I managed a team of Content Strategists, Technical Editors and Online Social Media & Technical Community Specialists based in multiple geographic locations. In the last few years I started some innovation projects around knowledge sharing, for instance a series of online technical videos – I am used to lead the Social Media initiative for Citrix Support WW.   I setup and managed their social media channels – Twitter ( and ( – Facebook ( – Blogs ( – LinkedIn group (

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