From Publishers Weekly
Consultant Froggatt explores employer and employee attitudes about working from home as the traditional office diminishes in importance. While most employees claim greater productivity at home, some employers harbor doubts. To address these divergent views, Froggatt recommends establishing formal programs for offsite workers that consider workload, communication issues, goals and technology as exemplified by Ernst & Young and SAS. With charts for tracking meetings, communication and commuting time, this guide targets managers who supervise offsite employees. The appealing title and Froggatt’s connections to major business media will yield a strong start.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From Publishers Journal
Froggatt, a self-employed consultant who formerly worked in the area of facilities management, now advises companies on aligning workplace strategies with business plans. Here she discusses the concept of allowing employees a choice in determining when, where, and how to work. Options include working from home or in a different office environment and choosing flexible hours and weekends. Principles involving initiative, trust, joy, individuality, equality, dialog, connectivity, and workplace options are examined in detail, taking into consideration the responsibilities of both management and employees. Case studies with well-known companies that have successfully implemented some of these changes (Cisco, IBM, and Charles Schwab, to name a few), along with pertinent documentation, support her concept. Her thought-provoking examination of this timely topic is presented in a comprehendible style and would be a good addition to public and academic business collections as well as specialized business libraries. Steven J. Mayover, formerly with Free Lib. of Philadelphia
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.