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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. The Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access
  2. Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access
  3. It's not your parents' workplace
  4. It's not your parents' workplace
  5. The "New Organization" is Here
  6. Telework: Just One Element of Best Employer Traits
  7. Teleworker Variations Define Frequency, Set-Up and Support
  8. The History and Evolution of Telework Practices
  9. The History and Evolution of Telework Practices
  10. Telework Realities Today
  11. Telework is also…
  12. By the year 2010
  13. Telework is also…
  14. A good 'Plan B' when there are unexpected commuting obstacles
  15. A great alternative during construction season

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The Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access

Workplace Accommodations: State of the Science Conference
Sept. 15-16, 2005
Atlanta, GA

by Michael Dziak, President
InteleWorks, Inc,Peachtree City, GA
www.inteleworks.com
michaeldziak@mindspring.com 770-632-9996


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Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access

  • Remote Technology has Redefined Workplace Access
  • The Primary Obstacles Involve Misinformation
  • Tips for Turning Telework Skepticism into Passionate Telework Support
  • Recommendations for Future Development

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    It’s not your parents’ workplace

    Since the 80’s we’ve seen

  • Fax, VCRs, voicemail, pagers, teleconference, speakerphones, CATV
  • Cell phones, the PC, lasers, the UPC
  • The Internet, e-mail, Web pages, scanners, digital photography
  • On-line transactions, e-commerce, CBT
  • Computer viruses, computer fraud, new ways of doing common things
  • A whole new workplace model

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    It’s not your parents’ workplace

    In just 10 years, we’ve seen radical changes in how we...
  • Learn
  • Access information
  • Communicate
  • Design and manufacture products
  • Compete in business
  • Advance in our careers
  • How and where we work!

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    The “New Organization” is Here

  • Digital Information = Mobile information
  • Organizations becoming ‘Net-Centric’
  • Small businesses = Strong sub-economy
  • Anywhere/anytime work: The global village
  • New goal: The best employer recognition

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    Telework: Just One Element of Best Employer Traits

    Best 100 Employer Criteria: Working Woman Magazine

  • Increasing number of women in the workforce
  • Increasing accommodations for child care
  • Leave for new parents
  • Emphasis on work/life balance
  • Propensity to advance women
  • Workplace flexibility

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    Teleworker Variations Define Frequency, Set-Up and Support


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    The History and Evolution of Telework Practices

    Graphic: 3 kings / magi riding camels


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    The History and Evolution of Telework Practices

  • Transportation thesis by Jack Nilles ‘Telecommuting’ coined in 1974
  • ‘Telework’ began in Europe in the 80’s
  • Early adopters, best practices in the 90’s
  • Rapid growth & critical mass in the 00’s

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    Telework Realities Today


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    Telework is also…

  • Being practiced by 1/5 of today’s workforce
  • A workplace strategy that produces a profit
  • A low cost way to increase road capacity
  • A solution looking for a place to happen
  • Fraught with enemies
  • Highly rewarding yet potentially volatile
  • A playing field-leveler for the disabled

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    By the year 2010

    By the year 2010, more than half of American wage earners will spend more than two days a week working outside the office.

    Source: Sulzer Infrastructure Services, London



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    Telework is also…


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    A good ‘Plan B’ when there are unexpected commuting obstacles

    Graphic: Pick-up truck nose dived into a sinkhole.

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    A great alternative during construction season

    Graphic: Road Closed sign



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