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.
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.