The Art of Teleworking
There is a new class of workers out there - working from their homes nearly autonomously. Some call them teleworkers, some telecommuters. Armed with remote access to their corporate network, with toll-free numbers, VPNs and mobile phones, they escape traffic jams, bad weather, and high fuel prices, and are able to find the right balance between personal and professional life. But when does teleworking really work? How can a teleworker be equally or even more productive than an employee in the office? This paper analyzes the primary challenges and offers ideas for overcoming them. It highlights the advances of technology that make teleworking truly successful and of greater benefit to both teleworkers and their organizations.