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State of the Science Conference
September 15-16, 2005

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The Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access

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  1. Good when other transportation alternatives are not convenient
  2. Can help avoid the little inconveniences of commuting
  3. An excellent way to reduce commuting costs
  4. Or just plain helping avoid traffic
  5. The Enemies of Telework
  6. An Executive's View of Telework
  7. Managers' Fear the Telework Will Change the Workplace
  8. The Media Can Send the Wrong Messages
  9. Fear of IT Costs and Security
  10. Property Owners' Fear of Empty Buildings
  11. Telework Amplifies
  12. The Solution?
  13. Turning Telework Skepticism into Passionate Telework Support
  14. Seeking Out a Champion
  15. Present Telework as a Catalyst for Making Improvements
  16. Make The Financial Case

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Good when other transportation alternatives are not convenient

Graphic: People piling onto a school bus roof.


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Can help avoid the little inconveniences of commuting

Graphic: Fire hose going thru car window to get around car.


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An excellent way to reduce commuting costs

Graphic: Shell gas sign with gas prices listed as “Arm” and “Leg”


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Or just plain helping avoid traffic

Graphic: Picture of traffic in a rear-view mirror

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The Enemies of Telework

  • Misinformation
  • Resistance to Change
  • Small number of high profile model programs

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    An Executive’s View of Telework

    Graphic: Baby with tongue hanging-out sitting at a computer.

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    Managers’ Fear the Telework Will Change the Workplace

    Graphic: Man with ring piercing all-over his face.


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    The Media Can Send the Wrong Messages

    Graphic: Man in the driver’s seat of a car with a laptop computer mounted to the passenger side.


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    Fear of IT Costs and Security

    Graphic: Thousands of wires tangled and bunched together.


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    Property Owners’ Fear of Empty Buildings

    Graphic: Picture looking up at sky-rise through trees.


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    Telework Amplifies


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    The Solution?

    Turn Management Skepticism into Passionate Telework Support


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    Turning Telework Skepticism into Passionate Telework Support


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    Seeking Out a Champion

    Without the champion...

    With the champion…


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    Present Telework as a Catalyst for Making Improvements


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    Make The Financial Case

  • Telework primarily provides “soft” benefits
  • Most orgs don’t measure “soft” benefits
  • Orgs enjoy large cost savings only when office space is given up
  • Soft benefits from telework include:


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