Articles about Telework
Disconnecting from landlines can be difficult. While mobile phones can be a good replacement for most of the functions of a traditional telephone service, there are a few things that mobile phones and wireless service just don't do. What can we do to replace those other functions?
To encourage remote work and cater to mobile employees, a Call-for-Proposal has been launched to offer community spaces with professional office facilities--potentially offering an untapped pool of talent and boosting the economy.
In a poll, 90 percent of Chinese users said they would abandon WeChat if it was no longer a free service, following news the government will mandate a fee on the mobile messaging app.
In a strange move, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer pulled the rug out from under telecommuting employees. It won't help fix Yahoo's problems, but it's interesting to watch.
There's a level of responsibility that hits like a ton of bricks when you realize decisions you make can directly impact peoples' lives.
This article, the second in the series, looks at policy questions, and explores what might have to change in our policy discussions to encourage more telecommuting.
There are enormous societal benefits to working from home, but no one is really aware of them. We can save up to 60.5 billion gallons of gas and 36.9 billion wasted hours each year if we work from home.
Marriage and childbirth are the biggest reasons why women in India quit work before age 30. They define success as attaining the right balance between work and personal life, and they want flexibility for attaining that balance.
Telstra's Melbourne contact centre was the first to get ME Bank's virtual bank teller systems.
While Yahoo and Google have taken a stance against teleworking, Intel has come out in full support of giving employees freedom to work anywhere. So should businesses rethink their approach on allowing employees to work outside of the office?
Banning Yahoo employees from telework will not be a quick fix for ex-Googler Marissa Mayer. If anything, it will worsen morale and cause the company's best and brightest to look elsewhere for employment.
After Yahoo banned its employees from working out of their homes, there has been much debate about flexi-hours and telecommuting. But in a country like India, this practice does improve productivity.
Yahoo angered many of its staff when it banned home-working, but this dramatic step--while widely unpopular--may be what it is needed to rebuild employee camaraderie and rebuild a sense of belonging in the ailing company.
Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, recently sent out a memo to Yahoo staff members telling them that by June they'll be required to work at a Yahoo office rather than from home. Will the law of unintended consequences hurt Yahoo because of this move? I think so.
Yahoo's new chief executive puts teamwork ahead of telecommuting. Is that so wrong?