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Past Issues of Tele-News

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Summer, 1993

>> Telecommuting Continues To Grow In Popularity
>> Technology To Support Telecommuting Improves

Fall 1993

>> Teleworking Working Out Well

On The Fringe
Set Up For Telecommuting
Help Your Manager Successfully Supervise Telecommuters
To Manage Workers Who "Aren't There"
To Avoid Worries About Employees Working Away From The Office
To Rein In A Telecommuter Who Just Isn't Producing?
To Minimize The Extra Demands Of Supervising Telecommuters

>> Low-Tech Satellite Centers Work Well

    Little Technology Used In Telecommuting
    Getting Acclimated To Telecommuting
    Telecommuting Packs An Impact ...
    ...On Personal Satisfaction

>> Checklist For Successful Telecommuting
>> On Starting Or Expanding A Telecommuting Program

    Demonstrate Support For Telecommuting
    Provide Information
    Get Behind The Wheel
    Identify Candidates
    Personality Counts
    Collect Baseline Data For Later Evaluations

>> Protect All Valuables
>> Family And Home Life

Spring, 1994

>> Los Angeles Reacts To The Earthquake
>> Some Modest Suggestions
>> Ergonomics For The Telecommuter

    Recommendations For Seating
    Recommendations For Worksurfaces
    Recommendations For Computer Displays
    Recommendations For Environmental Heat And Noise

>> Federal Flexiplace
>> Telecommuting Policies That Work
>> Tips For Telecommuting Productivity

    To Be More Productive, Take Time To Establish Your Goals And Priorities

Summer, 1994

>> Some Complaints About Teleworking

    Lack Of Management Enthusiasm
    Difficulties For Individual Teleworkers
    Union Responses
    Technological Inadequacies
    Data Security
    Family And Home Life Impact

>> Executive Centers For Telework
>> Personal Experiences Of Effective Telecommuters

Fall, 1994

>> Learn From The Results Of Demonstration Projects

    On Technology
    On Acceptance
    On Productivity
    On The Impact Of Telecommuting
    On Personal Satisfaction
    How Demonstration Projects Are Run

>> Getting Harder Numbers On Telecommuting
>> Five Families Of Telecommuting Technology

    Desktop Video
    Audio-Graphics
    Meeting Room Teleconferencing
    Audio Teleconferencing
    Computer Teleconferencing

>> Community Laws Could Better Support Telecommuting
>> Local Government On-Line

Winter, 1995

>> Weed Out Weak Candidates For Telecommuting
>> What A Telecommuting World Would Look Like
>> Telework Centers Defined
>> New Skills: "Technographer"

Spring, 1995

>> Los Angeles' Metro Transportation Authority's "Blue Line Televillage"
>> Results Of A Contra Costa County Study
>> An Emerging Virtual Community
>> When Is A Telecommuter An Employee? When A Contractor?
>> On Becoming A Telecommuter

Summer, 1995

>> Problems With The Data Superhighway
>> Telecommuter Leadership
>> Advanced Telephone Capabilities
>> Telecommuting Financials
>> A Closer Look At Cost-Savings Via Telecommuting

Winter, 1996

>> Multi-Media Telecommuting
>> Building An Advanced Info Infrastructure
>> State Of The Commute and The Telecommute
>> New Software Lets Telecommuters Share Displays

Spring, 1996

>> The Evolution Of Work
>> Report On Governmental Activities
>> "Software Park" Now Open

Summer, 1996

>> Telecommuting Check-Up
>> Scheduling For Telecommuting
>> On Telecommunities
>> New Wrinkle In Telecommuting
>> Making Yourself A Telecommuter

Fall, 1996

>> Telecommuting Is The Thin Edge Of The Wedge
>> More On Telecommunities
>> What Kinds Of Work Are Good For Telecommuting?
>> Take Steps To Assure Your Sucess

Winter, 1997

>> Cost-Savings Via Telecommuting

    Productivity
    Commuting
    Business Travel
    Equipment
    Availability
    Recruiting, Motivation, and Retention

>> "Smart" Phone Integrates Home and Office
>> Intelligent Answering Machine Perfect For Telecommuters
>> Clean Air Regulations Spoiling The Telecommuting Party?

    Regulatory Changes Will Impact Telecommuting
    Why Telecommuting Is Better
    What Will The Future Bring?
    What Should One Do?

Spring, 1997

>>Quality Of Life For Telecommuters

    Classes, Hobbies and Personal Time
    Extra Sleep
    Family Time
    Home Cooking
    Self-Scheduling

>> Making The Transition To Telecommuter

    Ask About Problem Areas
    Connect Results To Telecommuting Efforts
    Ease The Dislocation Problems -- In Both Directions
    Go For Volunteers
    Find Replacement Procedures
    Fill The Telecommuter's Plate
    Train For Communications, Goal Orientation, and Self-Discipline

>> How To Overcome Telecommuting-Induced Isolation
>> Attention: Telecommuting Lawyers
>> Newest Statistics Evidence Guerrilla Action
>> Working At Home Requires Safety, Insurance (To Be Continued Next Issue)

Summer, 1997

>> Working At Home Requires Safety, Insurance

    Basic coverages
    One good way to protect yourself a little better
    Data transmission creates additional security concerns

>> Newest Statistics Evidence Guerrilla Action
>> "Hoteling" On The Rise
>> Equipment Considerations
>> Time To Get Aggressive About Switching To Telecommuting
>> Recent Survey Shows Wide Ranging Reasons For Liking Telecommuting
>> Dear "Uncle Telecommuter" - What To Do About A New Baby?
>> "Ziosk" Offers Telecommuting Rooms In Public Places

Fall, 1997

>> Telecommuting Faces Capacity Shortfalls
>> Stages of Telecommuting Acceptance

    Tentative First Steps
    Relatively Elaborate Formal Arrangements
    Accelerating Growth
    Acceptance
    Virtual Organizations
    The Manager's Perspective
    The Teleworker's Perspective

>> Telecommuter's Usage Of Services
>> Insurance Reminder
>> Organizational Restructuring Needed To Support A Mobile Workforce

    A Shift In Meeting Locations

>> Capturing Today's "Informal" Communications

    Changes In The Expectations Of Meetings
    Wider Variety of Meetings
    (To Be Continued In The Next Issue of Tele-News)

Winter, 1998

>> Capturing Today's "Informal" Communications (Part 2 of 2)

    More "All Mobile" Workforces
    Organizational Structure Changes
    Rambling Meetings Replaced With Electronic Communications
    Relative Reporting Relationships
    Specialists In Corporate "Intra-Communications"

>> The Future Of Telework
>> New Telecommuting Survey Results
>> Your Branch Office
>> New Homes Designed for Telecommuters

Spring, 1998

>> Long Distance Telecommuting
>> The Company As "Cloud"
>> Corporate IntraNets Support Telecommuters

    But the future will be even more exciting

>> Tele-Facilitation

Summer, 1998

>> Telecommuting In The Entertainment Industry
>> Opportunities For Commercial Telecommuting Centers Size Of Market

    Costs Of Start Up
    Location
    Services To Provide
    Importance Of Marketing

>> Tips For Better Telecommuting
>> Fortune 1000 Embraces Telecommuting

Fall, 1998

>>Are You Ready To Telecommute?

    1. Performance-Based Management
    2. Location-Free Work
    3. Flexible Communications Patterns
    4. Proactive Planning Patterns

>> A "Placeless" Future
>> Work At Home Laws Becoming A Reality
>> The Background
>> Telecommuting For Rural Development
>> Unbelievers In Our Midst

    Two Arguments Against Telecommuting:
    Argument 1: Telecommuting is flawed because it’s growing too slow.
    Argument 2: Telecommuting’s advantages are not worth changing our establish mode of working?
    (Continued Next Issue)

Winter, 1999

>> Unbelievers In Our Midst - Part 2

Argument 3: The problems of telecommuting outweigh the advantages.

>>Workplace Of The Future - Telecommuting At The Office

    This is just the start of a new wave of work realignment.

>>What It Takes To Succeed With Telecommuting

    A designated “champion” of telecommuting.
    Clear and measurable objectives for telecommuters.
    Clear policies and procedures.
    Flexibility.
    Good screening procedures.
    Training on basic skills and techniques.

Spring, 1999

>>Reluctance To Support Telecommuting - American Style
>>Issues of Security and Safety for Telecommuters
>>Telecommuting Cuts Into Real Estate Demand

Summer, 1999

>>Telecommuting Can More Easily Aid The Disabled
>>Another Interesting Phone Product
>>Realizing The Productivity Benefits Of Telecommuting

    Step One: Know Your Most Important Tasks and Work
    Step Two: Map Out Plans To Achieve These Goals
    Step Three: Put These Plans High On Your Priority List

Fall, 1999

>>The New Telecommunity Realities

    The Atikokan, Canada, Telecommunity Group
    City of Austin, Texas, Telecommunity
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    The Expatriate Forum
    Santa Barbara, California, Telecommunity
    The Los Alamos Information Systems Technologies Telecommunity
    Victoria Telecommunity Network
    Taos, New Mexico - La Plaza Telecommunity
    Further Contact Information

>>Company Support For Telecommuters
>>Managing and Measuring Teleworkers and Telework

Winter, 2000

>>Finding Work As A Telecommuter
>>Ergonomics Is Cost Effective
>>A Tale Of One Telecommuter
>>Telecommuting May Influence Demographics
>>Biggest Obstacle To Telecommuting Shifting From Frontlines To Backroom Staffers,
>>Telecommuting To A Job Interview

    One Possible Hiring Process

Spring, 2000

>>Working At Home: The Statistics
>>Squeezing Employees Out Into Telecommuting?
>>Union Involvement in Telecommuting
>>Newsgroup: "alt.support.telecommute"
>>Tapping Telecommuting's Productivity Dividend

    More Of The Same, Or Something Better?
    Tweaking The Mission Statement
    Looking For New Opportunities
    Initiating Customer Contact

Summer, 2000

>>Secondary Social Payoffs From Telecommuting

    Just think of the implications.

>>Telecommuting Will Shift Property Values
>>Companies That Employ Telecommuters
>>Electronic Competition About To Light Up The Whole World
>>Texas Celebrates "Work At Home" Day

Fall, 2000

>>Managing Telecommuters More Effectively
>>Costs of Supporting Telecommuters With Information Technology

(Continued in the next issue of Tele-News)

     

 

A TELECOMMUTER'S CAROL

(c) 1996 by The American Telecommuting Association

 

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