Virtual Tool for Managers Resistant to Telecommuting

Virtual Tool for Managers Resistant to Telecommuting

Private organizations and government agencies typically resist the implementation of a telecommuting policy because management is afraid to lose control over their processes, people, and projects. That’s where applications like TransparentBusiness come in. TransparentBusiness allows managers to see work that is being performed by staff when they work from home in real time. Managers can […]

Telework in Government Conference

Telework in Government Conference

The Advanced Learning Institute recently sponsored a government telework conference in Washington, D.C. that was geared toward helping agencies meet the federal government’s requirements for teleworking. The conference took place on November 6-9 and promised to deliver takeaways on tools and strategies needed for implementing a telework program. Topics Covered • How to review initial […]

Is Telecommuting Taking a Toll?

Is Telecommuting Taking a Toll?

By now, most people are aware of the benefits associated with telecommuting, including zero commuting time, reduced automobile and wardrobe expenses, improved quality of live, increased productivity, and greater work-life balance. But what about telecommuting’s downside? Yes, there is a downside. People who telecommute often feel out-of-the-loop with their employer, isolated from society, and overlooked […]

Northern Virginia Embraces Telecommuting

Northern Virginia Embraces Telecommuting

The first Northern Virginia Telework Summit was held Monday, November 19, 2012 in Manassas. The two-hour event, sponsored by the Prince William Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee and Telework Task Force and hosted by Del. Richard L. Anderson, was slated to discuss how teleworking can benefit the state. What we like most about this Telework Summit […]

When the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 was New

When the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 was New

A while back, a popular news publication announced legislation for the 2010 Telework Act claiming that the legislation would be good for corporate budgets and workers alike. According to The Washington Post article, it was projected that the government would save money, increase productivity, and be more competitive with talent acquisition and retention, and the […]

Is Telecommuting Declining?

Is Telecommuting Declining?

Despite its many benefits, research indicates the overall number of people who telecommute has declined between 2008 and 2010, and while Telework Research network research, indicates teleworking is still growing, it’s not growing at the rate many anticipated. So, why aren’t more people packing up their cubes in favor of work-at-home freedom? A recent workshifting.com […]

Australian Telework Initiative Right for All?

Australian Telework Initiative Right for All?

During last month’s Australian Telework Conference, Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a remote video speech committing to have 12 percent of Australian Public Service employees work from home on a regular basis by 2020. While critics say Gillard is using her teleworking initiative as an excuse to justify allocating money toward the country’s National Broadband […]

Office vs. Remote Employee Infographic

Office vs. Remote Employee Infographic

Take a look at this entertaining “day in the life” look at an office and remote employee. Who would you rather be? Workshifting.com, a Citrix powered site that focuses on sharing telecommuting resources, technology, online tools and more, recently created an entertaining infographic that highlights the difference between a remote worker and his office-bound counterpart. […]

Study Shows Working from Home Increases Wellbeing and Productivity

Study Shows Working from Home Increases Wellbeing and Productivity

According to a well-respected online mental health site, researchers have found a link between working from home and increased wellbeing and staff productivity. According to Psych.org, researchers at the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, (IBES) have found that telecommuting increases employee productivity and overall feelings of wellbeing. While the overall research is […]