RA 11165 or An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector encourages employers to adopt telecommuting - a work arrangement that allows an employee to work from an alternative workplace with the use of telecommunication and/or computer technologies.
The new law does not require employers to offer telecommuting, it simply requires that if they do, they ensure they are treated no differently than other employees. It specifically mentions having appropriate training, technology, and access to colleagues and advancement opportunities. These have proven critical to the success of work-at-home programs in the U.S. and elsewhere, so it's good to see them baked into law.
Reducing traffic and improving work-life balance are the primary drivers of the telecommuting law.
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Insights are provided by WE:Research leader, Kate Lister. Kate is president of Global Workplace Analytics, a research and consulting firm dedicated to making the business case for workplace change. The opinions expressed herein are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of IFMA or the WE community.
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Allsteel white paper points to identifies the need for a combined tactical, strategic, and business focus
"How does mobility factor into an organization’s real estate or workplace strategy within the context of increasingly collaborative work processes, an emphasis on positive workplace experiences, and new definitions of engagement and productivity? It all starts with creating your own definition of what mobility means that is aligned with the organization’s critical business goals, work processes, and culture."
The paper stresses that before embarking on a mobility program, organizations need to understand how and where people are working now, managers' attitudes toward remote work and experience with remote teams, the workspace itself and how mobility might support critical work processes and business goals. Optimal results only come when tactics, strategies, and business impacts are aligned. It ends with a useful Mobility Assessment Tool and Program Checklist.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM January WE:binar - Organizational Analytics
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Hosted by Megan Campbell Organizational Analytics Management is too slow. It can take months or years to evaluate the efficacy of management decisions, from org charts to training programs to workplace designs. This has fostered a myopic focus on cost and making the […]01/23/2019
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM The Cultural and Physical Transformation of McDonald's HQ: Panel Discussion & Tour
McD HQ, Chicago
Don’t miss this WE Hub, Chicago event – a private tour/presentation/networking event at the new McDonald’s Headquarters in the West Loop. Located on the former site of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, the new McD HQ is symbolic of the company’s journey to transform its culture and brand with a workplace that supports the ideas of innovation, growth […]02/25/2019 - 02/27/2019 Work Rebooted Summit
Julia Morgan Ballroom 15th Floor, San Francisco CA
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta GA
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM RICS World Built Environment Forum
Conrad New York, New York NY
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Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
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