Presentation on theme: "11 Second Commute. Trends 15-20% of US corporate and government workforce telecommutes at least one day a month About 2.5 million US corporate employees."— Presentation transcript:
Trends 15-20% of US corporate and government workforce telecommutes at least one day a month About 2.5 million US corporate employees work full time from their homes Numbers are going up in some companies And coming down in others
It takes a village … Successful telecommuting demands Cooperation Collaboration Communication Many players, regardless of the size of the company or the number of telecommuters
Pieces of the readiness puzzle Right organization Culture, technology Right manager Skilled, trusting, manages by objectives & results Right job responsibilities Portable, materials access, less face-to-face Right employee
Are you right for the job? Already very familiar with work tasks, organization, culture, colleagues The longer you have been with company, the better Need to understand how what you do fits into the larger corporate picture Good working relationships with your Library colleagues and with everyone you interface with
What else? Self-starter Need to be able to discern what needs to be done and then simply do it, without outside stimulus Can work independently Self-motivated, self-disciplined Can work without much structure Not easily distracted, able to focus well Consistently meets or exceeds deadlines
More still Personal interaction needs Social Work-related Technology works Equipment High speed connection Office setting
Drawbacks? Working too much Combat the pervasive workplace syndrome Less visible in the company Is it easier to sever employees working from home? Keep yourself visible even though you are essentially not there Travel?