Telework

The quiet revolution: telecommuting: "Telecommuting will become a mainstay in Corporate America but that doesn't mean everyone will be working at home all the time, a prediction made by many workforce observers just a decade ago. The U.S. worker will be a mélange of office inhabitant and work-anywhere warrior." -- MSNBC

It seems that the US is far ahead of the rest of the world in this issue. It's great to see. The article also talks about Sun's Open Work program.
Comments:

I've been a telecommuter for a while. I started in 1999 and then took a 3 1/2 year "vacation" when I went to work for a company that didn't like telecommuting. Since mid 2006 I have been back at it from home (and traveling when necessary) and can tell you that I am FAR more productive because I don't mind working early or late...because I don't waste time in the car. Everyone I know believes it is a better option that going to the office every day. However, I think at least one day a week in the office is a good thing.

Posted by David Meyer on September 15, 2007 at 05:09 PM JST #

I find coming to office more productive. Face to face interaction beats any other form of communication with your colleagues. But they maybe i am a minority.

Posted by Venky on September 15, 2007 at 08:44 PM JST #

I'm going to do both -- home and office. Both have benefits. I find working at home far more efficient for getting things done, but many times office politics is critical for getting things done as well. And just socializing has value, too. The trick is finding the balance in there ...

Posted by Jim Grisanzio on September 16, 2007 at 12:54 AM JST #

For me and my group, working from home is critical. If we didn't work from home, we wouldn't be able to accommdate our core business partners located across the globe. I've been in various situations: WFH 5 days/week, partial days, and no days. I find that going into the office 1 day each week is about perfect (for me). Most folks in my org seem to find the same thing.

However, our company (Intel) is scaling back on telecommuting so we're not sure how all the work will get done as many employees can't (won't?) accommodate the insane work load. Maybe the push to work/life balance and "going green" is cooling off?

Posted by Technical Jane on September 20, 2007 at 09:17 PM JST #

I work for a large company who will begin a pilot program for those interested in telecommuting. Part of the "application" process involves providing justification (I.e. What are the benefits for the organization?). I have begun to list these. If anyone benefits that should be listed, let me know.

Posted by Jack on September 22, 2007 at 08:39 PM JST #

I believe teleworking and offering flexibility in the workplace will become increasingly popular as companies compete to hire and retain the best talent and employees strive for better balance between life and work. Not to mention the fact that technology advances are making it very easy and affordable for distributed colleagues to communicate. I work in Florida and my boss is in New Hampshire, yet we meet "face-to-face" nearly everyday via video conferencing software.

Posted by Kim Martin on September 27, 2007 at 07:31 PM JST #

Hello my name is Samuel Silva and I work for E-GENIUSES we specialize in computer repair,network setup, and telecommunications we would love to have the opportunity to collaborate with your company and help you and us grow as a company i believe that our services would help you , and i feel you would help us as well , when it comes to our development thank you for your time hope to hear from you in the near future

Posted by Samuel Silva on July 23, 2008 at 08:33 PM JST #

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