You’re wondering if telework is right for you and, more importantly, how to convince your boss to let you try. These tested tips will put you and your employer on the road to telework success.
Posts Tagged: telecommuting
Why aren’t more government employees working remotely?
The way we hire and utilize specific talent is funny to me. It reminds me of a Mitch Hedberg joke. “When you’re in Hollywood and you’re a comedian, everybody wants you to do things besides comedy. They say, OK, you’re a stand-up comedian — can you act? Can you write? Write us a script?… It’sRead… Read more »
Back in June, the president issued a directive to all executive level departments, calling on them to expand the use and availability of flexible work arrangements that make it easier for employees to enjoy greater work/life balance. “In doing so, we can help ensure that the Federal workforce is engaged and empowered to deliver exceptionalRead… Read more »
Is telecommuting right for you and your agency? When Marissa Mayer took the reins of Yahoo! and announced that the cutting-edge tech giant was pulling back on its policy of employee telecommuting, shock waves reverberated throughout the American workplace. The discussion that followed had people taking sides based on an all-or-nothing view of telecommuting (orRead… Read more »
A federal agency recently made news by hosting a Google+ Hangout. It was impressive because the agency was NASA and participants were in outer space. “They can put a man on the moon, but they can’t ________”– Complainers since 1969 I bet you can’t use Google+ Hangouts as a video conferencing tool at work. ItRead… Read more »
Andrew Krzmarzick commented on my blog post Answering Joshua Millsapps’ Question: Is remote work, too remote? by saying OPM surveys reveal that supervisors feel the biggest barrier to telework adoption is the, “Need to learn new skills for managing a remote workforce.” As I had referenced in my post my success in learning new skillsRead… Read more »
In preparing to telework my organization has began to look at the employer’s tax liability. Unfortunately this seems to be a major hang up for telework, and one that the states cannot seem to agree on. So far each state has defered to the other and the payroll company defers to the tax advisor andRead… Read more »
The Top Eight Priorities to Consider When Evaluating Video Conferencing Tools 1) Security – Security should be at the very core of the selection of any video conferencing system. You can easily begin your search by choosing from products that have met the strict standards set forth by NIST for FIPS 140-2, Level 1 Certification.Read… Read more »
Just posted this morning, the third installment of the new Center for American Progress series, “Going ROWE,” a behind-the-scenes look at how D.C.’s information technology agency is transforming in to a “results only work environment.” This weekly series documents the transformation of a government office into a workplace where employees can work where they want,Read… Read more »