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Separated At Work

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Sure, employee "face time" is important to Mark Lichtman, but he says he doesn't mind if a worker's physical body is hundreds of miles away from the office.

Two years ago, with a newborn son in tow, Bonnie Cywinski, a top executive in Lichtman's technology and business solutions company, decided her family would be better off closer to her roots. Her parents lived in Buffalo, New York, and that's where she wanted to go. Lichtman, CEO of Livonia, Michigan-based ZenaComp, had no desire to lose her, nor did she want to leave her post. After all, she was the firm's vice president of sales and marketing.

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