The world is looking for innovation, notably in the organization of work. Teleworking aka telecommuting, which associates data-processing, telecommunication and new organization of work, was an important innovation in the eighties. Working remotely means working from a distance through the use of telecommunication technologies. Today, the opportunities generated by teleworking can be found in several fields of activity. Teleworking offers significant benefits but also some drawbacks to workers and managers and it also give social benefits
[...] The others benefits for managers are resilience towards external disruption: strikes, storm . avoid turn over, and reduce phenomenon of absence . so their anticipation, provisions are more exact. If it is true that teleworking is beneficial for managers, we cannot overlook the difficulties while adopting teleworking. The first drawback is that executives fear they lose control over employees and work, they can only control at the end of the work process, so they cannot intervene to correct if there are problems. [...]
[...] How can we work effectively with children and noisy neighbours on the other side of a wall? Some people are not suited to telework- for example those who have poor personal motivation may need the external discipline provided by a managed environment. They also feel that they would work better in a closely managed setting. Do you see a difference between a person sitting in the office and chatting and a person lying on the bed and reading something needed for his job? The difference is their will and responsibility of work. [...]
[...] People pay the same price and companies have more benefits due to higher productivity. Secondly, WR contributes to skills retention, i.e. when we move or have maternity leave, we do not have to change job or can undertake some tasks before returning to work full time etc. Thirdly, it improves management of work: less staffs at work, less interaction among individuals mean fewer interpersonal problems and less competition (not often). We have a more harmonious environment of work (is that true?). [...]
[...] But sometimes teleworkers have to cope with some unexpected problems which may back fire them. Even though we benefit now from a very rapid internet connection, we still lack of immediate and real time assistance. Workers cannot answer spontaneously and cannot take part in entire enterprise life. Working remotely at home means you work alone so we may feel lonely. Loss of social interaction is de-motivating and can be depressing. We also need interaction, brainstorming although this may be counted as waste of time but need to reactivate our thoughts. [...]
[...] Teleworking offers significant benefits as well as some drawbacks to workers, managers. It also gives social benefits. For the workers, the most obvious benefit and maybe a primary motivation is time saving, teleworking reduces travel time and costs (strikes on Tuesday The second advantage is that, it gives flexibility. Each individual has his own daily rythm, some are at their peak; most lively and effective early in the morning, some late at night, and we are also into family chores so you can work according to what works best. [...]
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