Is telecommuting good for business? Yahoo edict has some reviewing effectiveness

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  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    From the article-

    "The biggest reason is that managers don't trust their employees," Lister said. "They're still managing the 21st-century work force with 20th-century styles of commands and controls... They like to be able to see the backs of their heads."


    What such managers don't realize is that when you micromanage you will loose in the end. Consider the following:

    1) You can't force everyone to perform like a machine and 'meet the numbers'.
    2) Money doesn't motivate people as much as 'believing in the cause'. You want good workers, be a good boss. Respect (real respect) between coworkers and management is absolutely essential.
    5) You need the tools to do your job.
    6) Your employees need the tools to do theirs.
    7) Hard work MUST pay off. If you don't respect that, motivation is lost.

    Almost all failures I've seen in business correlate to one of these points- but ALL of those reasons are controlled by human beings. I find that as society cares less for respect and moral value, that these things are lost in many businesses. We need to build on a foundation of rock. Distrust & disrespect are sandy principles.