Telework Slides For Tel Exchange Adobe Event Feb 26, 2009

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Three stories from my presentation at the "Telework in a Box" event at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, DC on February 26, 2009.

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Telework Slides For Tel Exchange Adobe Event Feb 26, 2009

  1. 1. The Government Manager and Telework: Learning from Early Adopters February 26, 2009 Andrew Krzmarzick Senior Project Coordinator The Graduate School [email_address]
  2. 2. Three Stories <ul><li>1. US Office of Personnel Management: “A Tale of Intrepid Managers” </li></ul><ul><li>2. National Institutes of Health: “The Perfect Blend” </li></ul><ul><li>3. CA Certified Public Manager Web 2.0 Webinar: “When IT Works, It Works !” </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  3. 3. 1. US Office of Personnel Management : “A Tale of Intrepid Managers” <ul><li>Management resistance is the crucial barrier to telework implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Managers do not feel equipped to manage teleworkers and are less likely to use telework as a management tool. </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  4. 4. 1. US Office of Personnel Management : “A Tale of Intrepid Managers” <ul><li>Telework: A Manager’s Perspective was created to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a brief overview of telework history and benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Identify challenges and concerns and develop strategies to overcome them </li></ul><ul><li>Offer examples of best practices for communication, eligibility and security </li></ul><ul><li>Develop management plans and performance standards to include telework </li></ul><ul><li>Provide resources and practical tools beyond the workshop </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA Total Time in Workshop = 4 Hours
  5. 5. 1. US Office of Personnel Management : “A Tale of Intrepid Managers” <ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate constructive discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Engage participants in hands-on activities </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in small group activities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to ongoing resources. </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  6. 6. 1. US Office of Personnel Management : “A Tale of Intrepid Managers” <ul><li>Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and Solutions in Managing Teleworkers </li></ul><ul><li>Top Skills of an Effective (Telework) Manager </li></ul><ul><li>(Customized) Case Studies – Suitable Tasks by Position </li></ul><ul><li>Making Tasks Manageable (by being Measurable !) </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing Real Scenarios from OPM </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  7. 7. Telework: Benefits © 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  8. 8. 2. National Institutes of Health: “The Perfect Blend” © 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  9. 9. <ul><li>Beyond the Basics was created to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for teleworking managers and employees </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that managers and employees are ‘on the same page’ </li></ul><ul><li>Improve capacity to maintain a successful telework experience </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss NIH-specific security and emergency preparedness issues </li></ul>© 2009Graduate School, USDA 2. National Institutes of Health: “The Perfect Blend” Total Time in Course = 6 Hours
  10. 10. 2. National Institutes of Health: “The Perfect Blend” <ul><li>Points of Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Impetus for initiating telework: The Employee </li></ul><ul><li>Authority to approve telework: The Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Pilots in March and April </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation for Graduate School (by May): Telework: An Employee’s Perspective </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  11. 11. 3. CA Certified Public Manager Webinar: “When IT Works, It Works !” <ul><li>The Situation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dead Zone” </li></ul><ul><li>T-3 Hours and Counting </li></ul>© 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  12. 12. 3. CA Certified Public Manager Program: “When IT Works, It Works !” © 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  13. 13. 3. CA Certified Public Manager Program: “When IT Works, It Works !” Photo Credit: JasonMayoff’s Photostream (http://flickr.com/photos/pincourt/3029229910) © 2009 Graduate School, USDA
  14. 14. Thank You! For more information, please contact: Andrew Krzmarzick Senior Project Coordinator Phone: (202) 621-3288 Email: [email_address] www.grad.usda.gov © 2009 Graduate School, USDA

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