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As more people choose to work from home, the challenges for both the home worker and traditional management increase. Many questions arise regarding how to appraise the remote worker, the logistics of home working, and productivity. The authors focus on developing the right skills to cope with this new environment and stress the importance of knowing what the homeworker needs.

Other issues addressed are finding the right balance between the ...
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Overview

As more people choose to work from home, the challenges for both the home worker and traditional management increase. Many questions arise regarding how to appraise the remote worker, the logistics of home working, and productivity. The authors focus on developing the right skills to cope with this new environment and stress the importance of knowing what the homeworker needs.

Other issues addressed are finding the right balance between the office, home and client sites, dealing with the creation of workable home office environment, and technological and legal issues.

Audience: HR Managers, Line Managers with people responsibilities, Consultants. Secondary: training organizations and homeworkers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136368882
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

David Nickson is an author and freelance consultant working with organizations from both the private and the public sector, including government departments, local authorities, multi-nationals, the media, finance and service suppliers. He is co-author of Managing Projects published by Butterworth-Heinemann.

Suzy Siddons has been a business trainer for 20 years and has run her own business training consultancy for the last 15 years. Her clients include blue chip companies both in the UK and internationally. She specialises in behavioural skills for business such as leadership, team management, management skills, sales skills, the trainer in business and particularly in the psychology of communication.

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Practical guide to effectively and efficiently managing the remote worker
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Table of Contents

Overview: Introduction; Who is a Remote worker; Operational Considerations for HR/Managers: Managing Remote workers - Organisational Issues; Skills for Managers; What the Remote worker needs to succeed; Personal Skills needed by remote workers; The home office and working environment; Technology; Remote worker's and children, relatives and pets; Managing your boss - a Remote worker's guide.
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