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How Telework Makes Better Bosses and Top-Notch Teams

I’ve learned a lot over the last seven years as a full-time teleworking employee – both as a manager and as a member of geographically-dispersed project teams. One of the biggest lessons is that telework forces both managers and team members to hone their communication skills and think more intentionally about the way they get work done most productively.

Yet the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) “2012 Status of Telework in the Federal Government” reveals that “Management resistance” is still the primary barrier to telework (see page 38 of that report for a dramatic illustration).

That’s why I am excited to have received the support of HP and worked with my creative GovLoop colleagues (Steve Ressler, Pat Fiorenza and Jeff Ribeira) to produce the infographic below. If you think it helps managers to reframe their view of telework, please share it broadly!


Do you agree that telework can achieve this kind of impact?

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