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Sunday, July 5, 2009 by Slaughter Development

This week, The Methodology Blog at Slaughter Development will be covering the latest perspectives on  working remotely.

Logging into the office from elsewhere can be both a dream and a nightmare, a blessing and a curse. This flexibility can allow parents to stay home with sick children, but also allows work to creep into our private lives. Telecommuting can enable employees to concentrate in quiet spaces or be nearer to customers, but can also lead to feelings of isolation and challenges in communication. Remote work can have a tremendous impact on stakeholder productivity and satisfaction, but is not a guaranteed win.

  • On Monday, The Methodology Blog will start with the most basic question: does working remotely make employees happier? Increased satisfaction is key to any workplace improvement. (Read)
  • On Tuesday, we will review some case studies, popular perspectives and overall research findings on telework. (Read)
  • Mid-week, Slaughter Development founder Robby Slaughter will lead a fifteen-minute webinar as part of The Talking Tech series. “15 Transformations to Productivity in 15 Minutes”will focus on workflow changes to leverage the advantages of both where and how you work. (Read)
  • On Thursday, we will discuss the character of workers best suited to log in from elsewhere. Not every job should be done from your living room, but some folks work better this way! (Read)
  • Finally, Friday we will discuss perhaps the most sensitive issue: how to approach your supervisor about working remotely. This is a test of diplomacy, workplace culture and company values, and one that can not only tell you if you get to move your desk, but more about your future in the organization. (Read)

Stay tuned for Remote Work Week!

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Like this post? Here are some related entries from The Methodology Blog you might enjoy:

Remote Work Week: Qualifications - Today’s issue of Remote Work Week discusses who in your organization is best suited for telecommuting. Read on »
Remote Work Week: Opportunity - For our final post in Remote Work Week, we wrap up the discussion with advice on advocating telecommuting at your organization.
Read on »
Remote Work Week: Happiness - Last week, networking giant Cisco Systems released a study touting the benefits of telecommuting. They also mentioned a headline product, Cisco Virtual Office. Read on »
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