Making Telework Work: Leading People and Leveraging Technology for High-Impact Results

  • 3h 26m
  • Evan H. Offstein, Jason M. Morwick
  • Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • 2009

While IT infrastructure, software, and hardware may set the stage for telework, Making Telework Work lays out in simple, straightforward terms what leaders need to know to integrate technology, manage knowledge workers and teleworkers, and drive competitive advantage for their organizations. From healthcare to hospitality to restaurant entrepreneurs, dozens of examples demonstrate how personal and organizational leadership can successfully transform the way technology is leveraged to increase overall productivity, achieve organizational goals faster and more cost-effectively, and compete for and harness the best and brightest talent while providing flexibility, connectivity, and enhanced collaboration.

About the Authors

A former military intelligence officer, Evan Offstein is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After earning a doctorate in business from Virginia Tech, he joined the business management faculty at Frostburg State University. Offstein is the author of Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way (Praeger, 2006). Based on the success of this book and his honorable leadership research, he has enjoyed national acclaim and has landed numerous speaking engagements and consulting contracts for such organizations as the U.S. Army, Northwestern Mutual Life, Allegany College, Southwest Florida Law Enforcement Academy, Raymond James Financial, Securian's Tax and Financial Group, Wheeling Jesuit University, Solutia Corporation, Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, GreenApple Schools, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Idaho Law Enforcement Academy, Human Resource Development Commission, Century Furniture, CHEP International, Maryland Transportation Authority, and the Western Maryland Health System. Recently, he was awarded Frostburg State's Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research.

Jason M. Morwick is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a former army officer. He earned an MBA degree from Regis University, Denver, Colorado. Currently a full-time teleworker Morwick has managed teams and organizations at General Electric, Cisco Systems, and CHEP USA, a Brambles Company. He has worked in a variety of positions, including operations manager and director of human resources. Morwick has trained hundreds of employees in Six Sigma, diversity, project management, communication, and leadership. Moreover, he has published in esteemed journals such as Quality Progress, Review of Business, and Business Journal. Additionally, he is a speaker and consultant on leadership, communication, and business process improvement.

In this Book

  • The Leader As Conductor
  • The Leader's Decision-Making Process: Balancing Strategy, Tactics, and Technology
  • How Leaders Create the Organizational DNA That Makes Telework Successful
  • Leading Telework Teams in the Virtual World
  • Leadership: The Catalyst for Creating a Telework Culture
  • Accelerators: Tiny Leadership Variables With High Impact
  • Leadership Mistakes and Pitfalls
  • The Future Work Environment