Summary of Managing the Telecommuting Employee

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Telework sounds simple. Let an employee work from home. Ensure that he or she has a desk, a computer and a working phone line. Ready, set, go; right? But what if the teleworker has an accident in the home office you authorized? Can your company get sued? What about the teleworker’s tax status, workers’ compensation or benefits? Of course, you might also wonder how you supervise a staffer you may never see, for example, someone who lives on the other side of the globe. Setting up employees in home offices is not as straightforward as it sounds. But, fortunately, Michael Amigoni and Sandra Gurvis phone in everything you need to know in this detailed yet comprehensive book. Drawing on their decades of experience managing remote workers, they present savvy advice on how to develop and run a successful telework program. If telecommuting is part of your company’s future (or its present), getAbstract recommends this useful managing guide.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What telework is,
  • What issues confront companies that employ teleworkers,
  • How to manage teleworkers and “virtual teams,” and
  • What the future may hold for this increasingly popular employment option.
 

About the Authors

Michael Amigoni has been managing telecommuters since 1977. He speaks routinely on this topic. Sandra Gurvis is the author of eleven books and hundreds of magazine articles.

 

Summary

The Rise of Telework
Telecommuting or telework – working from home or a nontraditional office – is now common. In fact, 21 million U.S. employees telecommute. This is due, in part, to numerous technological advances in the internet, networking and computing. Telecommuting pioneers, such...

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