The article below focuses a report commissioned by Citrix on the benefits of telework. It also discusses the top 10 myths about telework. This list was authored by Kate Lister, principal researcher at Telework Research Network and author of “Undress for Success-The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home”. Also there’s some good information from a report commissioned by Citrix in this article. I agree with 9 of the myths. I do think that the telework can create more work for IT is the right technological solution isn’t implemented. Having control of the network and “in the cloud” computing are essential to making telework effective.
IT Management: 10 Myths of Telework: Why You Aren’t Working from Home
A recent report commissioned by Citrix Online and compiled by Telework Research Network sheds light on the benefits U.S. businesses and employees could gain from adopting virtual work policies, including reduced stress, increased productivity, better work and life balance, and reduced absenteeism. According to the report, an estimated $400 billion can be saved by U.S. businesses that employ a half-time workshifting policy. For participating employees, the report noted, the commuting time they save adds up to an extra two to three weeks of free time a year. Kate Lister, principal researcher at Telework Research Network and author of “Undress for Success-The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home,” has put together the following presentation on 10 myths about virtual work edited by eWEEK’s IT Management and Careers writer Don Sears. (Disclosure: Citrix sells and promotes virtual work technology products. Kate Lister wrote the white paper “Workshifting Benefits: The Bottom Line,” which was sponsored by Citrix Online. Lister is the founder of the Telework Research Network and works with consulting and computer scientist Tom Harnish. Their work can be found at undress4success.com
Click on the link below to see the top 10 myths about telework.