In order to gain a competitive edge, the employee must understand the influences which have a direct effect on their abilities to telework. These include autonomy, flexibility, minimal distractions, lack of commute, and cost saving, allowing the employee to cover the distance by utilizing communication (Schulte, 2015). With high-speed internet communication available throughout the world, including remote areas, it’s easier for virtual face to face meetings to happen, eliminating the need for the physical office meetings.
Working in the ITS field, we have been asked to research the plausibility of allowing our 600+ employees the ability to telework. Currently half of our managers have the ability to work from home. With this ability we have security concerns, but we also have the expectation to be available to work no matter what the time of day is or how the weather is outside. When the credit union is closed for snow day’s managers with the ability to
In mid-sized companies such as Q-tel, telecommuting is much more frequently used than work in office. According
It seems as though my peer's argument is the flexibility of working from home benefits people better. Yes, I feel as though my peer has addressed Opposing Viewpoints. The section of the summary that I need clarity for is her problem. Are you trying to find a way to get work-forces into to telecommuting only? *My problem is finding an effective way to better manage a company’s workforce to increase profitability by implementing alternative flexible work options for their employees. (Johnson, 2017)
Telecommuting for our agency will be defined as an employee is working away from the office for one or more days within a given week (Managing pg. 9). Employees will be permitted to work from home or elsewhere if they prefer. By allowing telecommuting we are reducing the amount of travel time required for those who may need greater flexibility in their schedule. As well as giving our employees
Employers allow telecommuting for many reasons, including the ability to recruit better talent, decrease overhead expenses, increase productivity, expand the employee base to include those with disabilities (Anderson, Bricout & West, 2001; Lipin, 2010; Myungjung & So Hee, 2017), and to support
“This remote work may be something we should be doing more of, according to two new studies. Working from home can be good for your health and productivity. Not only did people who worked from home report greater work satisfaction and less “work exhaustion,” they also got better sleep. Separately, researchers found that the highest performing workers were the most likely to cultivate and excel in a “WFH” environment (Gregoire, 2015)”. If workers don't prefer to work at home they are more than welcome to continue working at the main workplace. The company will give each employee the opportunity to try working from home in order to have more space at the main work
In the 1990s Telecommuting became popular. (“Wikipedia”, n.d., para.1) It allowed a way for employers to have workers that still accomplished the day to day task necessary to run a business and also allowed employee’s to work without traveling into a dedicate office building or store. In today’s society, I have noticed that there are more job posting for software developers in the United States that offer working remotely versus working at an office building. The purpose of the dissertation is to find out the habits and work ethics of successful remote workers so that a hiring manager could target those traits while interviewing potential candidates for telecommuting work.
Awareness will be created by promoting the change on the intranet that is accessible by all employees. To provide the Desire, we will articulate what the change is and how it will impact each employee. Knowledge of the documentation necessary to work from home is provided with the company documentation as well as a link from the intranet article. The Ability to make the change is fairly easy, but there will need to be some skills developed to keep the work from home person on track with their tasks as well as demonstrate ways to keep in touch with co-workers. Reinforcement will come in the accountability for working from home as well as demonstrating that working from home provides no negative consequences to the employee’s ability to perform their job
Today’s fuel costs have put a great deal of pressure on the commuting employee and they are looking for ways to cut corners. An alternative for work commute trips is telecommuting. It is obvious that there is a tangible savings by the employee if they are able to work from their home. The employer is concerned and rightfully so that managing resources through telecommuting is more difficult than managing traditionally.
A revolution is spreading through the world of work because of changes in information, technology and communication. Information and technology has lessened the gaps between individuals and it is no longer necessary for people to be in close geographic location to enhance working capabilities. Telework means working at a distance and technology makes this possible. Teleworkers are defined as employees or contractors who work at least one day per month; they are also referred to as telecommuters. Research shows that teleworkers work nine days per month at home with three hours per week during normal business hours. Teleworkers seek to blend work responsibilities and personal benefits to enable them handle their work better and life responsibilities.
MedEx should roll out the telecommuting on a voluntary basis for employees with high performance evaluations. I feel this will show the employees the organization cares and has addressed their concerns based on the survey. If the telecommuting policy is implemented correctly, telecommuting can increase productivity and overall job satisfaction. If the policy is crafted to tied the privilege of telecommuting with positive performance evaluations, it will motivate employees to not lack off while working remotely. The option of telecommuting can work as a way to attract high performing top professional to the organization. Telecommuting should also reduce turnover and absences. Work life balance will always be a very important part of keeping
According to the Globe and Mail, as of 2013, 23% of Canadian Companies offered employees the option to telecommute. A Statistics Canada study stated that in 2000, 1,425,700 respondents worked from home, where as in 2008 the number of people working from home was 1,748,600, a small but notable upward trend. Though numbers are only increasing slowly, more and more Canadians are working from home. The trend is particularly impacting university graduates, of who more than 1 in 5 work from home. Factors that have contributed to this trend include an increase in the type and availability of technology, the desire of today’s workers to have a better work-life balance, and the desire of companies to attract employees.
Also men take this opportunity to work at home. What are the consequences, the advantages of tele-working? Sure, if you have a family, you can spend more time at home, probably you can spend more time with your children. Next is, that you can organize every day in the way you want to. Meetings at the company are reduced to a minimum. Tele-working is also an advantage for the owner of the company. Official studies substantiate that people who work at home are more motivated than their colleagues at the office. .
As technology, apps and costs bring people to conclude that working from home would be the