From the people who work exclusively from home to the 'portable' manager with no fixed site, the need to communicate is paramount. Mike Johnson's candid appraisal of teleworking, or telecommuting as it is also known, looks at the key benefits: for the individual it provides the opportunity to work from home; for the company it provides major savings on costs. The down side is the lack of human contact and the anxiety of employees who work away from the centre of things.
The ...in brief books provide a critical 'snapshot' of the major management fashions and fads influencing business strategy. They cut through the consultants' jargon and steer a practical, common sense course through the theory and hype. They provide managers with a balanced view based on evidence rather than missionary zeal, so that they can be better informed.
Table of Contents
Preface; What is teleworking?; What can teleworking do and where is it going?; Who teleworks and why?; The do's and don'ts of teleworking; The management issues of telework for organizations and individuals; Examining the telework debate so far; The teleworking toolkit - Telework guidelines; Employer/employee telework agreement; Daily time-sheets; Safety checklist; Supplies checklist; Case study: Proto-Type; Finnish Ministry of Labour telework questionnaire; Teleworking at Pacific Bell; US Department of Transportation telecommuting guidelines; US Department of Transportation: Orientation to Telecommuting; US Department of Health policy procedures; AT&T telework guidelines and assessment procedure; EU study on teleworking; Telework resource list; References; Index.