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6 keys to help ‘accidental teleworkers’ keep the work flowing

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by Debra Dinnocenzo

Storms like the unprecedented blizzards that knocked out power, roads and transit lines in many parts of the country this winter didn’t manage to shut down the workplace for everyone. Even when workers can’t get to the office, some businesses maintained operations and productivity by extending the workplace into the homes of their employees.

Getting work done is more about the process than the place.

Plan ahead for situations like inclement weather. When the weather or another emergency, such as a flu outbreak or a terrorism threat, turns your employees into accidental telecommuters, your organization—and the teleworkers—will be better off if they’re prepared to work from home.

Your best bet: Before the next weather emergency hits, develop systems and start training your employees to work productively from remote locations. Teach managers how to supervise from afar. Here are guidelines that have wor...(register to read more)

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