This is up at SmartBlogs right now. Three wonderful, smart people with experience in telecommuting gave me fantastic thoughts on how to make working at home work for your company.
A quick excerpt:
What inspires your work-at-home policies? Views from the C-suite, an entrepreneur and the home office
I asked three people who deal with telecommuting every day for their thoughts. At the broadest level, they had three keys:
- Being prepared: Know what your company’s DNA is like and what you’d like to accomplish before enacting a work-from-home policy.
- Communication: HR and leadership must communicate the policy and monitor it afterward, and teams must communicate with each other (and maybe even more than when everyone is physically present).
- Technology: Far-flung employees can benefit from technology that brings them together, but they can also be isolated by it when it comes to innovation, collaboration and interaction.