Coming soon.The number of workers working from home occasionally or full time has increased exponentially, and continues to do so. Yet, for many companies, telework happens in a haphazard way.
Consider the following questions:
- But how do I know they’re actually working if they’re at home?
- How can others access them if they’re not here?
- How can we use telecommuting as more than a swap for not being able to give a raise?
- What’s my company’s liability for a home office?
- What are security risks?
Productive telecommuters attribute their success to being well prepared and having a group in a company that supports their endeavors. This means people in your company have access to the right people and information they need, when they need it. It also means that self motivated people are in jobs that can be done from anywhere.
At Bridging Distance, we offer the following to foster telecommuting initiatives:
- a series of assessments that surface the telecommuting readiness of each individual employee, their team(s), or the overall company
- templates, guidelines, checklists, and consultation for polices, contracts, job selection
- effective individual and group management practices
- metrics for monitoring the overall initiative effectiveness
- best practices ideas and solutions