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Telecommuting
Gilbert E. Gordon
0139023399
Mar 1986
Hardcover
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Telecommuting
Osman Eldib
0890067384
March 1995
Hardcover
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Telecommuting Problems
Nippert-Eng
0226586529
July 2006
Hardcover
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Working from Home
Paul Edwards
0874779766
June 7, 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The authors, business writers (e.g, Finding Your Perfect Work, Tarcher, 1998) and popular hosts of a radio and a TV show, revise and expand this fifth edition of a super resource that responds to the rapidly increasing work-at-home population, estimated at over seven and a half million. Now tightly integrated with Internet resources, the book covers many highly useful topics, including choosing at-home work as a way of life, outfitting and equipping a home office, managing an office and oneself while working at home, and how to price a product or service and sell the home business. The section on legal advice regarding taxes, insurance, liability, and permits is alone worth the purchase for anyone considering or already involved in making a living from home. With increasing access to information via the Internet...


Telecommuting and Virtual Offices: Issues and Opportunities
Nancy J. Johnson
1878289799
January 2001
Paperback
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Book News, Inc., 4-1-01
“US and internationally based practitioners and academics provide answers and guidance for problems associated with the introduction of telecommuting…”

Business Horizons, September-October 2001
This edition presents usable research and advice on one of the most intriguing and least understood advances in portable computing.

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The Joy of Working from Home: Making a Life While Making a Living
Jeff Berner
188105246X
June 1994
Paperback
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Paul Hawken, co-founder and former president, Smith & Hawken, and author of Growing a Business and The Ecology of Commerce
"Sometimes the answers we seek for the many problems of modern life are right in front of us. Jeff Berner teaches us a simple, direct route to greater personal fulfillment. It's our life. Jeff instructs us on how to spend it wisely."

George Leonard, author, Mastery and The Ultimate Athlete
"Words of friendly advice and good cheer for the boss-when the office is your home and the boss is you."

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Telework And Social Change
Nicole B. Ellison
0275978001
Nov 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“While many publications about remote working arrangements focus on the management of such efforts, this book addresses the important aspect of social changes resulting from telecommuting....Ellison makes a good observation about telework research being more relevant when embedded within the cultural context of the organization. Notes on method in each chapter. Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections.”–Choice
“[H]elpfully and clearly establishes the historical and theoretical background of telework and its usefulness as a method of work organization. For employers and policy-makers who view telework as an innovative tool to help reconcile work and family life, Ellison cogently identifies such issues as how it is used (whether a teleworker always works at home or does so...


Telecommuting: Managing off-Site Staff for Small Business
Lin Grensing-Pophal
1551803089
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
- Manage distance workers with confidence - Set up an effective training and evaluation program - Provide flexibility while keeping your business on track

From the Back Cover
Does your business need more employees but you don’t have the office space to accommodate them? Does someone on your staff want to work from home? Do you want to promote a flexible work environment but fear losing profits? Telecommuting may be the answer. The changing face of today’s workforce and workplace means that employers need to seek alternative solutions to accommodating the needs of workers and expanding their businesses. Telecommuting: Managing Off-Site Staff forSmall Business provides managers with the tools to set up and maintain a productive telecommuting program that benefits both...


Research Recommendations to Facilitate Distributed Work
National Academy Press
0309051851
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Book Info
Discusses topics from a study on telecommuting and distributed work. Paper.


Telecommuting: A Manager's Guide to Flexible Work Arrangements
Joel Kugelmass
0029176913
April 1994
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the most recent clean air legislation requiring employee trip reduction programs have confounded many a manager. Compliance with the mandates is often quite difficult, as the controlling infrastructure was built in another time with a different set of social criteria. Kugelmass's work is based on his experience with a task force charged with implementing a flexible work program at the University of California, Davis. His title serves as a good introduction and how-to on the subject of flexible work arrangements. Writing from a managerial viewpoint, the author makes a strong case for flexible working arrangements and provides some guidance for starting a flex-time program. Serious sociologists and organizational behaviorists will most likely be disappointed, but the practicing...


The Home Office Solution : How to Balance Your Professional and Personal Lives While Working at Home
Alice Bredin
0471192090
April 27, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical advice and proven techniques to succeed and prosper in your home office

If you're one of the millions of people currently working out of your home, you know that, along with independence and flexibility, there are challenges. Home office workers face isolation, stress, burnout, time management issues, family and relationship conflicts, and procrastination, among other concerns. Now, America's leading virtual office authority gives you the tools and techniques you need to thrive. Keep yourself motivated-and productive-as you learn to:
* Manage time and workload-avoid scheduling conflicts, control interruptions and distractions, overcome overwork
* Balance work and home life-prioritize responsibilities while constructing boundaries between home and office, deal with spouses and...


The Distance Manager: A Hands on Guide to Managing off-Site Employees and Virtual Teams
Kimball Fisher
0071360654
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Global business demands and new technologies have created a virtual workplace for many companies, with employees and teams routinely collaborating from distant geographical locations on the road, from home, at client sites-;even on the other side of the globe. The Distance Manager provides practical information and tools to help managers bridge the communication gaps created by geographical separation, and get peak performance from employees they rarely see. This handbook is perfect for sales managers, project team leaders, senior managers, and anyone who manages people at more than one location. Key topics include: Using e-mail, teleconferencing, and videoconferencing for maximum effectiveness Mastering the people skills required to manage from a distance Virtual team building, and strategies for managing...


The Virtual Office Survival Handbook
Alice Bredin
0471120596
Apr 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Bredin, who writes the syndicated newspaper column "Working at Home," offers a step-by-step guide to setting up a home office or a virtual office. With an estimated 40% of all U.S. employees expected to work in nontraditional offices by the year 2000, even the cubicle-bound might want to know about these new arrangements and how to make them work best for employers as well as workers. A major reason for resisting these novel work settings is the difficulty of effective interaction between employees and their colleagues or supervisors. Bredin starts by describing the professions and industries most suited to virtual or home offices and the employee personality and temperament that will thrive in the situation. Then she offers first-rate nitty-gritty advice on setting up an office, from choosing computer systems,...


2-Second Commute: Join the Exploding Ranks of Freelance Virtual Assistants
Christine Durst
1564147924
July 2005
Paperback
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Daniel H. Pink - Author of A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation
If you're interested in becoming a virtual assistant, this is the only book you'll need. Prepare to take notes!

John Tesh - Musician, Entrepreneur, and Host of the nationally-syndicated
"I strongly recommend THE 2-SECOND COMMUTE for anyone considering a virtual, home-based career."

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Managing Teleworkers and Telecommuting Strategies
Gina Vega
1567205526
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Much of the research in the area of telework has been more enthusiastic and optimistic than dependable. This book presents objective descriptions and experiences of telework, instead of focusing on boosterism of proponents' theories or the unexamined skepticism of naysayers.

About the Author
GINA VEGA is Associate Professor of Management at the Francis E. Girard School of Business and International Commerce, Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts.


Momprenuers (R) Online: Using the Internet for Work at HomeSuccess
Patricia Cobe, Ellen H. Parlapiano
0399527087


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Book Description
According to the National Foundation of Women Business Owners, six in ten women business owners use the Internet with frequency. In this up-to-the-minute book, Patricia Cobe and Ellen H. Parlapiano offer these entrepreneurial women advice on how to get an at-home Web business up and running, take an existing business online, or find a company that allows telecommuting. With the sound and timely advice in Mompreneurs Online, women can build an Internet-based, kid-friendly business in the comfort (or chaos) of their very own homes.

* Target the hottest, family-friendly Web businesses
* Maximize online money-making potential with innovative marketing strategies
* Build a dynamic website-one that will keep visitors coming back again and again
* Network with other "mompreneurs" online


Managing Telework
Jack Nilles
0471293164
Sept 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Managing Telework, Jack Nilles illustrates that telework is undeniably the corporate wave of the future on a global level. Telework, or telecommuting, a term coined originally by Nilles, means basically moving the work to the worker instead of the other way around. Although there are both risks and opportunities involved in managing a virtual workforce, the opportunities usually far outweigh the risks. As Nilles explains, the key to a successful virtual workforce is making the best use of those opportunities through proper planning and the development of an appropriate management style. Management philosophy, style, and technique constitute the foundation of this indispensable resource.

Managing Telework provides crucial information on every part of the telecommuting process. Nilles first explores the...


Teleworking Explained
Mike Gray
0471939757
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Teleworking encompasses a wide range of work activities, all of which entail working remotely from an employer. Commences with a useful overview of the past, present and future in teleworking followed by key issues in this field. Analyzes the economics of teleworking, human resource management problems and the technology involved for successful teleworking. Features a review of several teleworking studies.

Book Info
Features practical advice on establishing and maintaining a successful team of teleworkers. A range of computer networks and programs are also assessed. DLC: Telecommuting.

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New International Perspectives on Telework: From Telecommuting to the Virtual Organisation
Paul J. Jackson
041517127X
March 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Teleworking has long been proclaimed as a revolution in working practices for the 21st century. Teleworking: International Perspectives offers an up-to-date, groundbreaking and comprehensive assessment in light of the rapidly changing contexts of the globaliation of markets and the proliferation of new technologies. Based upon papers presented at a conference at Brunel University, which was sponsored by BT and the European Commission, the book features contributions from a range of international and interdisciplinary perspectives. As well as an original analysis of the theoretical context of the post-industrial and postmodern world, the book also contains detailed empirical studies examining telworking in a number of different countries. Contributors explore many of the main issues in teleworking drawing on...


Teleworking and Urban Development Patterns
Melvin R. Levin
0761811176
May 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Teleworking and Urban Development Patterns addresses the impact of advances in telecommunications on community development. It discusses the likelihood of an acceleration of suburbanization, particularly in the outer suburbs of cities along with the potential growth in college towns and recreation areas, and considers the likelihood of an increase in the problems of central cities as this spreading out of wealth occurs. In addition the possible negative effects of telecommunications technology, such as virtual reality, on social relations are discussed, along with possible methods of dealing with this technology's potential power over the community.

About the Author
Melvin R. Levin is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Maryland.


101 Tips for Telecommuters: Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family
Debra A. Dinnocenzo
1576750698
September 1999
Paperback
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Jack Zenger, President, PROVANT Inc. and cofounder of Zenger Miller
"An extraordinary collection of useful insights for both telecommuters and their managers on how to get the maximum benefits from this new way of working. It is chock-full of practical wisdom on all of the issues a telecommuter faces. Beyond that, it is a useful collection of personal productivity tips for everyone who ever works at home."

Jerry C. Noack, Vice President/Group Publisher, Training Magazine
"From the person who's been there, done that, these are pearls of wisdom for anyone-and any organization-considering telecommuting as a way of life."

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Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for Those Who Make It Happen
Bill Fenson
156720614X
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Does telework work? This book provides indispensable guidance in designing the tools for choosing and managing teleworkers-the telework guidelines, policies, assessments, evaluations, home safety inspection forms, sample labor union telework agreements, and advice from human resource specialists and managers who have successfully implemented telework.

About the Author
BILL FENSON has been a leader in improving employee performance through individual career alignment for over twelve years. Through his workshops and counseling services, provided most recently through his own consulting firm, The Skills Emporium, LLC, in Binghamton, New York, he has helped thousands of people. SHARON HILL is owner of De Scribe, offering business writing, editing, and advertising copywriting...


Wired to the World, Chained to the Home
Penny Gurstein
0774808462
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
How does working at home change people's activity patterns, social networks, and their living and working spaces? How will it change the way we plan houses and communities in the future? Will telecommuting solve many of society's ills, or create new ghettos?Gurstein combines a background in planning, sociology of work, and feminist theory with qualitative and quantitative data from ten years of original research, including in-depth interviews and surveys, to understand the socio-spatial impact of home-based work on daily life patterns. She analyzes the experiences of teleworkers including employees, independent contractors, and self-employed entrepreneurs, and presents significant findings regarding the workload, mobility, the distinct differences according to work status and gender, and the tensions in trying to...

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