Measuring Teleworkers' Productivity

Enhanced productivity is one of the chief benefits of a properly designed and deployed telework program. The question remains, though: How do you define and measure productivity, as it applies to employees who telework? Net.Worker columnist, Jeff Zbar interviewed Patricia N. Smith -- an experienced manager of teleworkers for a major multinational company -- on this very subject. As it happens, Ms. Smith is also pursuing a Master's degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is writing her thesis on measuring teleworker productivity.

Here are some recommendations based on what Ms. Smith's research has discovered so far:

Ms. Smith's thesis is still a work in progress -- as is a true definition of "teleworker productivity". However, when that work is done and a definition is arrived at, you will find out about it at this web site.

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