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You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)1 You live where? Telecommute: You Can Live and Work Anywhere! (Please, note: To.

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2 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)1 You live where? Telecommute: You Can Live and Work Anywhere! (Please, note: To get the full bang out of this presentation you must view it online and as a slide show! There is plenty of sound to entertain you. Also, included documents are all available through our e-library at Troy University) VS.. Home AloneThere with you! Click Icon above for my Paper on Telecommuting

3 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)2 Does that daily commute have you down (or much too up)? Ride sharing burn-out? No easy way around rush hour? Traffic or parking ticket blues?

4 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)3 What is telecommuting? A simple definition: “Telecommuting is a work agreement between an employee and his or her supervisor that allows the employee to perform assigned duties at an alternate site (usually home) during some or all of his or her scheduled work hours.” (Heikes, 2002, Attached here: End the slide show to open this document) I’m just a phone call ( ) away, REALLY! No more really ruff office politics!

5 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)4 When did we start telecommuting? A brief historic timeline: Consider this excerpt from the e-book (offered in our Troy University library): The Virtual Workplace Series in Information Technology Management Author: Igbaria, Magid Publication: Hershey, Pa. Idea Group Publishing, Product ID: eBook ISBN: (close the slide show to view this timeline attached here):

6 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)5 Where are we now? What are some current forms of telecommuting? Again, the number and types of positions that can utilize telecommuting increase as the forms of communication tools improve. Today, with a handheld device such as a “Blackberry” or Internet ready cell phone, the sky seems to be the limit. Read the attached article, written in 2000, for some really good reasons why this isn’t a work paradigm that is likely to go away: Telecommuting: A Two-Way Benefit., Hotel & Motel Management, , 07/17/2000, Vol. 215, Issue 13Database: Business Source Premier (stop the slide show to access this attached document) Onward and Upward! Same old, same old???

7 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)6 What are some ‘telecommuting’ perks for companies? Why bother with any of this? Just a few benefits for companies: Cost savings in physical plant cutbacks Ability to access workers from anywhere in the globe Happier, more productive workers Ability to cut back work force (big savings) to name a few perks See attached article for a great discussion of telecommuting from more than one vantage point: (close the slide show to open this document By Edward E. Potter, Employment Policy Foundation, Washington, DC 20005, The Future of Work, Corporate Culture, and American Society The world is mine! Mine! Mine…and almost for free!!!! Ah! I’ll never have to listen to all that chatter; never again!

8 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)7 What are some ‘telecommuting’ perks for employees? Just a few benefits for employees: Increased flexibility to time setting No commute to work and substantial savings No wardrobe costs—cleaning bills And on and on: (see Slide 6 article: for more examples of perks for employees) We’re so happy!Yes!!!

9 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)8 What is the downside to telecommuting for corporations? A few (negative) things for employers to consider regarding telecommuting: Some employers have older communication systems/computers and don’t want to upgrade Some managers feel a loss of control without face-to-face interaction See the article on slide 6 for more examples Oops, I forgot the upgrade costs! Where’d they say my data went?

10 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)9 What are the downsides to telecommuting for employees? A few reasons why employees might bolt regarding telecommuting: Some might feel isolated Some might lack confidence to work alone Some just might like to get all dolled up! See the article from slide 6 for more examples What’ll I do without my buds?? Darn! I just bought a new wardrobe! (Click, click!)

11 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)10 Who’s doing it? Here are a couple of companies where they have gone off the deep-end (very enthusiastic) with this new work paradigm: Age of the road warrior., By: Jaroff, Leon, Bjerklie, David, Time, X, Spring95 Special Issue, Vol. 145, Issue 12Database: Business Source Premier The New Commute., By: Shuste, Laurie A., Civil Engineering ( ), , Dec99, Vol. 69, Issue 12Database: Business Source Premier (close the slide show to view these attachments) We’re so happy! We’re making lots of money and having lots of fun! We have dancing happy little feet!

12 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)11 What do you think? Take a moment to take a short survey. Talk about your feelings about the idea of telecommuting. There are no right or wrong answers, just say what you think! Talk to me! (Click, click on picture to survey the survey!) Beam me up to your level, please! Login ID and PW: ‘dasp’

13 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)12 Which type of person will make the best telecommuter? Is there a personality type that is best suited for telecommuting? Just what do some experts feel about this? What is your personality type? Take a short survey of your learning/working style:personality typelearningworking Is telecommuting really for you? Which of you would be the best? Me! Me! Me! Pick me! I’m the one! I’m the best!

14 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)13 What’s in the stars for telecommuting in the US? What about the world? Some are bravely daring to make predictions about telecommuting, in fact, some have already done this. Consider some interesting statistics and trends: Workers of the world, disperse!, By: Xenakis, John J., CFO, , Oct97, Vol. 13, Issue 10Database: Business Source Premier (close the slide show to access this attachment) It’s a piece of cake! REALLY! Goin’ Global! Yes- er-eee…

15 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)14 More trends and predictions: Consider: This prediction is my own: Telecommuting is here to stay! The sound of my voice—Cold and all!

16 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)15 Give me a telecommuting job, please! Some types of jobs for the Internet: The only way to fly! According to Jacobs (1996, p. 4) task oriented jobs/positions are best suited for telecommuting. See this article for an interesting discussion and list of jobs: (end slideshow to open this document) More From Bonn

17 You say that you live where? Hawaii? (see speaker notes for references)16 Thanks for your participation! Please, post some comments and concerns from your vantage point! Where do you see telecommuting in your work, your employment future? (click the sun-bathing Bonn picture for a link to a comment section or post in the discussion board) Click speaker icon above! Sun-Bathing Bonn icon


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