PORTFOLIO Teleworking What are the effects of teleworking on employers and their employees?   Javier Batlle
Important aspects <ul><li>Area of Impact:  Business and Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Presentation of the Issue <ul><li>Teleworking   Rise in popularity in the last years. </li></ul><ul><li>Why?: </li></ul><...
Benefits <ul><li>To the employer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Approx. $2100 less per employee per year” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Drawbacks <ul><li>To the employer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other non-teleworkers aren't motivated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Technologies used <ul><li>Video conferencing software and hardware: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphones </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Continuation… <ul><li>Technologies used to exchange and manage data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing in the clouds softwar...
Some Statistics… <ul><li>Telework =  “roughly a  20%  to  30%  drop in efficiency”  </li></ul><ul><li>“ 51%  of teleworker...
Possible solutions <ul><li>In order to have greater control over teleworkers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set working hours whic...
Useful links <ul><li>Advantages of teleworking (Article): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// findarticles.com /p/ articles / mi...
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  1. 1. PORTFOLIO Teleworking What are the effects of teleworking on employers and their employees? Javier Batlle
  2. 2. Important aspects <ul><li>Area of Impact: Business and Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolio view: Neutral </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation of the Issue <ul><li>Teleworking  Rise in popularity in the last years. </li></ul><ul><li>Why?: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comfort for employees = greater productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less office space = less $ spent by company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>However others are against because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comfort = laziness = less productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workers on their own = lack of teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No internal communication = DISASTER </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits <ul><li>To the employer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Approx. $2100 less per employee per year” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less space = less rent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less office material needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less money spent on light and water for offices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To the employee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better family-work balance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater comfort while working. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Drawbacks <ul><li>To the employer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other non-teleworkers aren't motivated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No direct control over teleworkers. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To the employee: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distractions at home may keep them away from work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of purchasing and installing the necessary equipment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security of data may be compromised at home. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Technologies used <ul><li>Video conferencing software and hardware: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microphones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VDU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP  voice over IP software (e.g. Skype) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Continuation… <ul><li>Technologies used to exchange and manage data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computing in the clouds software. (e.g. Google Docs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WiFi connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail. (To send and receive information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WAN. (Wide Area Network) </li></ul></ul>Computing in the clouds E-mail Wide Area Network
  8. 8. Some Statistics… <ul><li>Telework = “roughly a 20% to 30% drop in efficiency” </li></ul><ul><li>“ 51% of teleworkers said that their relationships were affected” </li></ul><ul><li>Savings of up to “ $2100 per employee” for companies. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Possible solutions <ul><li>In order to have greater control over teleworkers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set working hours which are monitored by certain software which makes sure the worker completes his working hours. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set very strict checkpoints or deadlines for teleworkers to keep working efficiently. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set workplace rules to ensure that the place where the employee has set his workstation allows him/her to concentrate on work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any other suggestions? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Useful links <ul><li>Advantages of teleworking (Article): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// findarticles.com /p/ articles / mi_m3495 / is _1_45/ ai _59283654 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problems with teleworking (Article): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.soumu.go.jp / joho_tsusin / top / telework - apec /manual-e05. html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guidelines/rules for teleworkers (BBC): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// news.bbc.co.uk /2/ hi / programmes / working_lunch /3200905. stm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Telework = greater productivity” (Article): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// news.bbc.co.uk /2/ hi / science / nature /206975. stm </li></ul></ul>
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