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on July 15, 2016
In general, Nolo press writes the best Pro-per books available for the layman. I've been using them for over thirty years, still do, and have a complete library of their publications. They've never let me down as to quality, completeness, and accuracy.
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on October 24, 2008
With the existing infrastructure and availability of high speed Internet bandwidth, and widespread home computing, obviously the absolute simplest no-brainer solution to reducing/eliminating U.S. dependence on foreign oil is "TELECOMMUTING". Working from Home should be a Federal, State, and local government mandate! We have the technology. We have the means. The benefits to our society and even future way of life, are obvious. We absolutely need to become self-sufficient in meeting our own energy needs. Get millions of cars of the road every work day has only one obstacle . . . a paradyme shift in corporatations to make WFH a reality where ever and when ever possible. There is no real cost to corporations to implement WFH alternatives. However, some degree of accomodation may be required.

There are tens of millions of office cubicle worker (so-called "white" collar) employees that could and CAN do the same jobs and work, using home computers and ISP resources from small home offices. Corporations need only grant their "intranet" server access remotely. Sufficient safeguards for security provisions such as remote access password protection, VPNs, are already being used for a company's business travelers, and these employees typically use Microsoft Exchange webmail to access their company email system. The same can be done for employees who work from home.

My employer's policy is that only company owned (laptop) computers can be used to access the company's servers via VPN. Okay, then start issuing laptops to all employees authorized to work from home. I already have my own PC at home, but if the company doesn't trust me to use it to access their servers, this is not an insurmountable issue.

Such security provisions may be necessary for certain employees accessing and/or developing IP for the company, but for my particular work, just like thousands of other peoples' jobs in the workplace, I generally only need access to emails. Almost everything else is inconsequential to IP concerns.

Will employees productivity suffer if people are allowed to WFH?

Maybe, maybe not. Most WFH capable employees are employed "at will". If they fail to meet job performance expectations, deadlines, accountability requirements in general, there are obvious ways through existing HR standards for employment, to manage, motivate, monitor and dismiss employees, regardless of where they do their work on company's time. This is merely effective performance management by objectives and ALL companies - especially large corporations - should already be expert at doing it.

Certain employees are prone to "goof off" on the job, (those people are probably already doing so right under the nose of their managers in the office). Granted, distractions and the "work ethic" may be more difficult for people working from home, but the real issue to employers is hiring the right people in the first place, then continuing to motivate and manage their performance to focus on meeting company goals and objective. Truly "professional" employees are generally well aware of their obligations regardles of when and where they do their work for their employers.

When important meetings and/or deadline are pressing, employees can still be required to work in the office. Working from Home can be "elective", but only when work assignments and company priorities permit. Even if WFH were to be permitted one or two days a week, but on a nationwide scale, the U.S. would be able to reduce to greatly reduce its dependence on foreign oil. It is every patriot Americans, and every American corporations responsibility help do their part toward this national goal. The time for the status quo to change is NOW!
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on July 2, 2008
I dont want to offended writer who makes this book but to be honest dosent have the thing that I looking foward when I bought, newpaper report like the panacea but wasnt so now is just there in a place that no one is going to see again.
the only thing that I fund was organized ideas from things that we usually has in mess.
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