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Telecommute: The Importance Of Physical Presence

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Is working from home the best choice for you? A recent article published in MTI Management review reveals that working from home may not be the best career choice despite increasing trends in telecommuting. The publication written by two University Professor show that working remotely can be far from being the best professional choice. Indeed, Daniel Cable, teaching at London Business School and Kimberly Elsbach from the UCLA researched on the topic and it, seems that telework has not yet integrated corporate mentalities. While the numbers of telecommuters are continuously on the rise, employers are facing difficulties changing their management styles, whilst trying to give the same consideration to employees working remotely. in fact, they continued to give lower pay rises and less consideration to teleworkers because of the little visibility they have on their working time. Not seeing employees on a daily basis (what is called “passive face time” in the article) affects managers’ representation on teleworkers’ role within the company. Those who have received management training, however, may have acquired guidance as to how to manage off site employees.

Paradoxically, teleworkers usually work longer hours than their colleagues based in the office as the virtual frontier between personal space and work space tends to get blurry and time management becomes more challenging. Teleworkers tend to work on weekends or late in the evening however managers have limited visibility on what they do. However, one could argue that the variety of communication tools we are provided with should help improve transparency on telecommuting. The consequences of that dysfunctional relationship between employers and teleworkers are lower pay raises, fewer promotions and overall little consideration from Manager. This shows how physical presence can affect the course of a career and how important communication is when it comes to telework. The article ends with a few tips for telecommuters in order to increase awareness on their working hours and improve communication on a daily basis. Dankse Bank has similar goals. Update colleagues and Manager on daily tasks and inform on any late working hours. This helps showing dedication to a project but so helps management understand which task/project requires extra time. Organise meetings when you are in the Office to meet up, catch – up and simply show your face ensure all emails and calls are answered promptly ensure your colleagues keep up updated on projects not to be left behind Nevertheless, the article does not mention tips for managers who struggle to include employees working remotely to the “physical” team. Management training can provide tips to managers on how to consolidate the relationship with teleworkers for more efficiency. Advisor Jonathan Beth, leadership training and management training

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BPI Solutions Receives Order Data Center

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BPM inspire for the quality management HKR GmbH has commissioned with the introduction of business process management bpm inspire bpi solutions. BPI solutions impressed with a variety of functions, as well as a comprehensive know-how in the field of BPM. Together with bpi solutions HKR launches data center the business process management solution for the workflow management in the quality management. The HKR GmbH with seat in Holtinghausen provides high-performance new technologies and innovative services in a complete service package. A team of specialists with solid experience of IT supports customers from consulting to implementation of individual solutions. Of the implementation and optimization of the software about the hosting of data to user training, HKR supports its customers with a team of specialists with solid experience of IT. In addition, HKR specializes to develop customer-specific solutions based on Microsoft Navision. The BPM project quality control starts with the realization of a workflow solution for the optimization of the quality manual.

The business process management solution bpm inspire simplifies the creation and maintenance of Dokuemnten and processes. While the processes via workflow for the quality manual are optimized and automated. HKR will develop the workflow scenarios with bpi solutions and implement. Developers and technicians by HKR meet the diverse functions during the project. The HKR aims to maintain the processes themselves in the future and to develop additional workflows.

Bpm inspire can cover the most diverse requirements within the HKR. About bpi solutions they bpi solutions gmbh & co. kg, software and consulting in Bielefeld, supports its customers 20 years successfully with a company-wide solution concept of easy to use standard software and industry-oriented solutions in the furniture industry, logistics, and other industries. The performance spectrum ranges from consulting, through the design and the development of and the integration of new applications. Focuses on the optimization and automation of business processes in marketing, sales and service. Is based on the own products and solutions in the areas of customer relationship management, cross media publishing, supplier relationship management and integrated portal solutions. The solutions help the indoor and field staff as well as customers fast communication channels to build and comprehensive information available to suppliers and partners. Moreover, solutions as System Integrator is bpi in the areas of business process integration, active document management and archiving. The solutions based on standard technologies leading manufacturers such as dataglobal GmbH, insiders technologies GmbH, inspire technologies GmbH, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH, which integrate not only systems, but also provide the business process modeling, monitor processes and evaluate results, as well as real time information on the optimisation of business processes are the starting point for the Make available. Through innovative process integration, effective data management and audit-proof archiving companies achieve significant efficiency gains and through proactive, secure their competitive advantage. Contact: Henning Kortkamp bpi solutions gmbh & co. kg Krackser Strasse 12 33659 Bielefeld telephone: 0521 / 94010 fax: 0521 / 9401500