One of the advantages to telecommuting that many organizations find is that it forces managers to manage by results rather than by hours in the office, says Fellows, founder and president of WorkLife Performance, Inc. Fellows offered her flex/telecommuting tips at a recent webinar sponsored by BLR and HR Hero.
Flex Program Evolution
Flex started in early 80s as a nice-to-have reaction to the influx of women in the workplace, and the requests of parents of both sexes who wanted to parent differently. But now it’s a business imperative, says Fellows.
It’s important for managers to support flex as a work methodology, not a “little HR deal,” says Fellows. Here she lists the typical business drivers that favor flex. Which will be important to your organization? She asks.
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The 6 Challenges Managers Raise
The biggest challenge for flextime and telecommuting in particular is manager resistance. The reality is that managers are still accountable for what people do and they want answers.
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