A successful telecommuting program that benefits the employer as well as the employee requires planning and infrastructure. It is important to take in to account the employee candidates and the tasks they perform before selecting who will be working virtually. Project managers should have specific roles that are spelled out for them and each employee should comply with those roles. The question of who will provide the infrastructure for a telecommuting program has been a large debate in the virtual world and should be addressed and decided based on your company’s culture. Guidance on how to begin talking about these issues within your company can be found in the article Elements of a Corporate Telecommuting Program.
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