Step 1: Determine if you are ready for telework

  • Do you embrace management by results?
  • Does management and all staff understand and support telework concept?
  • Are you committed to telework training for manager and employees?
  • Do you have a written telework policy?
  • Do you have a telework agreement for employees to sign?
  • Does your training and agreement address the legal, safety, and union issues involved?
  • Are you commited to regularly setting goals and measuring results?
  • Are your files, software, and other resources available online?
  • Do you have adequate data security in place?
  • Do you have a plan for addressing technology problems your telecommuters might encounter?