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Portfolio    Teleworking ( Javier)
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Portfolio    Teleworking ( Javier)
Portfolio    Teleworking ( Javier)
Portfolio    Teleworking ( Javier)
Portfolio    Teleworking ( Javier)
Portfolio    Teleworking ( Javier)
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Portfolio Teleworking ( Javier)

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

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