We have dealt with training of the Teleworkers in the earlier Step - TRAIN PERSONNEL , this stage refers to the psychological preparation for them and their families

Teleworking bestows certain benefits on those engaged in it ; less travel, more control over work times and schedules, convenience and so on. It can also bring problems. Organisations have a responsibility, possibly even of a statutory nature, to prepare staff for them and to assist in minimising them.

The particular nature of Teleworking means that to an unusual extent, the domestic and social dimension of the worker becomes an issue. The balancing benefit to this is that the worker, as volunteer, has usually proved to be motivated to make the arrangements work despite some additional difficulties.

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Last Updated on 11 December2002 by COLIN TIERNEY