Paul Alberti replied to the topic Why Aren’t Feds Teleworking… It’s Not Cause They Can’t in the forum Human Resources 6 years, 10 months ago
Telework is still not in the business culture of many agencies. To say federal employees “can” telework and actually say we “are” teleworking is a big step. There is still a good bit of management pushback on telework; “if I can’t see them, how do I know they are working?” is a very common response. So to realize the full benefits of telework, there needs to be a catalyst such as agencies significantly lose physical realestate, budget cuts result in less funding for rent, significant pandemic/weather situation that forces an extended telework response. Leadership development programs will need to include classes on managing remote employees, the communication skills necessary for virtual meetings and collaboration and staff will need to learn how to manage up.
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