Consider the related IT costs of telecommuting. Ensure that your organization is equipped for virtual work arrangements, including appropriate software, computers, connectivity, security and technical support. Virtual work arrangements can increase demands on IT staff if they are not well implemented.
Want to test the telework waters? There are all kinds of good reasons for introducing a telework program, ranging from reducing real estate costs to giving employees a better work-life balance, which often results in increased productivity. But there are some keys to rolling out a program the right way, such as utilizing a trial period to make sure it’s the best option for both employers and employees. Read Ann All's post with a list of tips on introducing a telework program, from companies who have been there and from Ann herself, who’s been telecommuting regularly for more than a decade.