Oversight is about ensuring that workplace goals are achieved within the standard constraints of time, money, quality, legality, ethics, and civility. How the person completes the work is up to them. Written, reasonable expectations (no sweat shops!) can help keep the home worker on track, even with the usual distractions and interruptions.
- Introduction: Who Is Telecommuting These Days?
- The Key Idea: Works When Production Is Important, Not Hours Clocked
- Jobs That Work Best And Worst
- From The Employer’s Point Of View: Are Your Reliable?
- From The Employee’s Point Of View: Are You Flexible?
- Apply The Expectation Model: The Telecommuter’s Job Description
- Warning Signs This Won’t Work
- Evaluate telecommuting contracts for reasonable goals and parameters.
- Set production benchmarks and meet weekly online for feedback.
- Clarify responsibilities of employee and supervisor.
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