RE: Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?

Subject: RE: Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "'Donald H. White'" <dwhite -at- jrtcllc -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 12:48:43 -0700

> From: Keith Hood

> that would address the managements' concerns

"managements'"? Is that the possessive of "managements"? I didn't know
that the plural for "management" was "managements."

I guess I'm having a sarcastic Monday.

> Some bosses would resist
> the idea of remote working because they are concerned that
> workers would not really do all the hours that are billed.

In reality, companies should not pay people to work x hours, they should pay
people for deliverables, but the hourly scheme helps keep employees from
being ripped off. An hourly scheme can be based on deliverables. For
example, if managers used a metric of some sort to determine how long a
certain job should take and an employee is taking longer than what is
expected, then there is a performance issue. If an employee works faster
than expected and produces the same quality of work as the slower employee,
then the metric should be re-calibrated.

When work requires creative, analytical, or other skills that are difficult
to effective calibrate as a metric, then management should become more
accepting of permitting employee latitude and measure the value of work
according to the value of the deliverables. If this means that an employee
wants to work naked from home without a camera and will be more effective
and economical (saves fuel costs and liability insurance) than employees who
work in an office, then management should accept this plan without the
requirement of spy equipment.

Each case of a telecommuting employee should be independently evaluated
because it is impossible to standardize human nature. Some people perform
better in an office environment, while others suffer in the same



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