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A Discussion On Teleworking

1. Does teleworking have to be an all or nothing system? In other words, can periodic - i.e. 1-2 days per week of telework be an effective solution to counter some of the negative aspects/possible drawbacks from teleworking?

2. Consider modern technology and the methods by which individuals interact. Is physical presence really a deciding factor on whether an individual can be a productive member of a team - assuming the work by the team does not require physical labor on site.

3. We can accept that there are some jobs that are not suitable for telework. Do you believe there are some individuals less suited for telework than others?

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All or Nothing System
There are several potential drawback so teleworking such as boredom, always on call, lack of social interaction, working for longer hours etc. These drawbacks could be avoided through the use of all or nothing system. It is because in this system, the employees have to work only for 1-2 days per week, which is essential to make them energetic (Verbeke, Schulz, Greidanus & Hambley, 2008). This system also allows the employees to enjoy their social life as they have to work only for 1 or 2 days in a week. The long working hours and its consequences can also be eliminated through all or nothing system in teleworking. It is because teleworking job is not appropriate for all the employees (Svyetlov, 2002). It is because teleworking requires specific skills and self motivation to work efficiently.

The all or nothing system will be effective for this job as it will facilitate remote access and required connectivity of employees to work by making them comfortable and committed with the firm. The commitment of the employees is the key aspect of success for the employees. This system will also facilitate an improvement in social life and career prospects of the employees, which is not possible in the continuous work in teleworking (Blyton & Jenkins, 2007). Overall, teleworking should have to be an all or nothing system.

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A discussion on teleworking is examined. The methods by which individual interact is determined.