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September 15-16, 2005

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The Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access

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  1. Proposal: Create Maximum Structure with a Certification Program
  2. Telework Program Certification
  3. Teleworker Certification
  4. Telemanager Certification
  5. Program Certification
  6. Summary...
  7. Telework...
  8. We Know That Telework is…
  9. Recommendations for Future Developments
  10. Additional Resources
  11. The Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access

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Proposal: Create Maximum Structure with a Certification Program

  • Telework Program Certification
  • Telemanager Certification
  • Teleworker Certification

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    Telework Program Certification

  • A clear set of program goals and objectives
  • A published program policy and procedures
  • Management commitment and funding
  • A technology and support plan
  • Education, training and perception communications
  • A demonstration program to test all systems
  • Information gathering and reporting mechanisms
  • A rewards system for success

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    Teleworker Certification

  • Learn and commit to program goals & objectives
  • Understand and follow the policy and procedures
  • Establish a teleworker designation and profile
  • Set availability and communications goals
  • Set up a safe, secure, productive remote work area
  • Learn to maximize remote technology tools
  • Meet expectations and report work performance
  • Sign a teleworker pledge

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    Telemanager Certification

  • Commitment to the program goals & objectives
  • Gain knowledge of the policy and procedures
  • Reduce objections, obstacles and misinformation
  • Renew management & communication skills
  • Learn to maximize remote technology tools
  • Set expectations and measure work performance
  • Establish a positive environment for all workers

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    Program Certification

  • Establishes program structure
  • Reduces decision points
  • Minimizes confusion and misinformation
  • Maximizes program potential
  • Assures long term program success

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    Summary...


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    Telework...

  • Is reaching ubiquity in the workplace
  • Is universally misunderstood
  • Program usually start with PANIC
  • Must be supported at the executive level
  • Shortcuts are tempting…and costly
  • Makes good employees, good managers & good organizations better
  • When done well, ‘telework’ disappears

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    We Know That Telework is…

  • Being practiced by 1/5 of today’s workforce
  • A workplace strategy that produces a profit
  • A low cost way to increase road capacity
  • Fraught with enemies that can be defeated
  • A solution looking for a place to happen
  • An excellent opportunity for leveling the playing field

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    Recommendations for Future Developments


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    Additional Resources

  • ITAC (www.workingfromanywhere.org)
  • Canadian Telework Assn (www.ivc.ca)
  • Gil Gordon (www.gilgordon.com)
  • Paul & Sara Edwards (www.workingfromhome.com)
  • About (mobileoffice.about.com)
  • home-based opportunity (www.careersfromhome.com )
  • Cost Benefit Analysis: (www.inteleworks.com)

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    Job Accommodation Network:

    www.jan.wvu.edu

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    The Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access

    Workplace Accommodations:
    State of the Science Conference
    September 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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