You'll find a variety of telecommuting resources here, and we'll continue
to add more. The first sections describe products from Gil Gordon
Associates (including a link to some useful FREE items to download),
and then you'll find descriptions of selected additional telecommuting
tools from other sources. Please use our online
order form for easy and convenient shopping. If you want to suggest
additional resources for us to list, just contact
Gil Gordon and provide the details.
Best Practices for Telecommuting/Telework
Crystal Ball Collection
"Cubicle Guide" PDF
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Practices for Telecommuting/Telework Success
Everyone keeps asking me about the "best practices" for implementing
telecommuting with the best results. Here they are! This resource
packs more than seventeen years of my consulting experience into
a seventeen-page report. I've put those best practices into these
- Owners and Champions
- Policies and Practices
- Facilities Usage and Planning
- Home Office Standards and Policies
- Internal Communications
- Managerial Competence
- Technology Strategy
- Work/Life Balance
Whether you're just getting started or have been involved with
telecommuting implementation for years, you'll find this resource
useful as a no-nonsense guide to top-quality program planning and
The price is only US$39.95, which includes priority-mail postage
anywhere in the world.
report gives you page after page of timely, practical tips about planning
and implementing telecommuting. It is written from the perspective
of a mythical manager in an insurance company; "Susan Smith" is planning
to have some of her staff begin telecommuting, and you'll look over
her shoulder as she thinks about how to get started.
first-person account - and the "Best Practice" tips throughout - will
give you or your managers an unusual look at implementation through
the eyes of a line manager. It's forty pages of exactly the kind of
information and guidance you need. The price is US$25 for North America
(US$30 elsewhere by airmail).
1991, the January issue of my Telecommuting Review newsletter
has included my annual "Crystal Ball" article. As the title suggests,
it's a look ahead at the year to come, with predictions and observations
about telecommuting and telework trends and events.
I go back and look at those predictions - and most of them have been
right on target. If you'd like a quick look at the last seven years
of prognostications - and a chance to find out where I've been right
and wrong - order this collection of seven articles from 1991 through
1997. The price is US$20 including airmail shipping.
books on telecommuting - both widely recognized as indispensable resources
for managers and employers - are available:
Telecommuting: How to Make It Work for You and Your Company
Gil Gordon, co-author
introduction to the field from the perspective of the line manager
who wants to learn why, where and how to introduce telecommuting.
It was published in 1986 and it's an "oldie but goodie" - plenty of
useful information that is every bit as important today. The book
costs US$15.95 for North America (US$26 elsewhere by airmail).
Special "Clean Out Gil Gordon's Garage"
Get 'em while they last! The remaining copies of Gil Gordon's first
telecommuting book - still recognized as a valuable management resource,
are available at the following special prices:
Hardcover: now only US$9.95 for North America (US$20 elsewhere
Paperback: now only US$5.95 for North America (US$15 elsewhere
Quantity discounts: take an additional 20% discount for three
or more copies of either hardcover or paperback, or any combination.
All quantity orders shipped by book rate.
book, co-edited by Gil Gordon and published by John Wiley, gives you
updated information on all aspects of telecommuting, with an emphasis
on human resources, technology, and economic issues. Sponsored by
British Telecom, it has won praise around the world. You can order
here using Amazon.com.
The Virtual Office: Wherever Work Needs To Be
by Better Communications Inc., for a consortium of business video
distributors. It describes what the virtual office is, what forms
it takes, how to make it work successfully, and how to avoid some
common problems. It also features case studies of Ernst & Young, the
Fleischmann's division of Nabisco, and Steelcase. The video comes
with a detailed handbook that summarizes the key points and also offers
additional how-to advice. I consulted on the script development and
wrote the handbook, so I'm confident that this package will give you
lots of practical, up-to-date information.
really excited about this video, and enjoyed every aspect of the production
(except wearing makeup when I was in the studio). You'll enjoy it
too - so call or fax to purchase, rent, or preview your copy. Call
VideoLearning Systems at (800) 622-3610 or fax (610) 525-2563 . You
can also see more details about the video - and order it online -
from VideoLearning Systems.
Just go to the online catalog and search for the keyword "virtual
Telecommuting in the 90's
is your best tool to clear up the skepticism and resistance from managers
who understand telecommuting but aren't sure if they want to adopt
it for their employees. In 20 humorous minutes, the video shows a
typical manager expressing his doubts and concerns to Gil Gordon,
who acknowledges his concerns and then shows the manager how telecommuting
can be implemented effectively to overcome those concerns. The video
costs US$125 for North America ($140 elsewhere by airmail - please
specify PAL version if needed). Or, to request the detailed brochure
on the video just send a message to Gil Gordon,
and BE SURE to write Video Brochure in the subject line
and include your name and postal mailing address, please.
Telephone Rings, Onion Rings, and Other Annoying Things: Getting Along
in Shared Offices and Cubicles Without Tearing Out Your Hair.
It's everything you need to deal with everything that can, and often
does, create problems in the office without walls or in hoteling and
other situations where more than one person uses the same work area.
Here's an outline of what's in this attractive 8-page guide - packed
with all the tips and tricks to help your employees get along in today's
2. How Did We Arrive at This Point?
3. The "Big Five" Problems to Avoid
4. Acknowledging the Things You Can't Change About Shared
5. Escape Valves: Coping and Problem-Solving Strategies
I've developed the guide as a convenient PDF document, complete
with attractive design, graphics, and formatting, so it's ready
to use with no additional design time required. However, you can
add your own customized cover letter, logo, and any other introductory
material you want. You'll receive the document file ready to be
customized - or I can have it done for you.
Once you purchase the guide, you can use it however you want,
customized or edited as you like, and distribute it as widely and
in whatever form you like at no additional charge. The only exceptions
are that you can't give it away or sell it to any other organization,
and you must agree to distribute any internal electronic versions
in read-only, no-print format. I'll provide more details about all
this upon request.
The complete guide is available for your review as a read-only,
no-print PDF file. This is the full guide exactly as you would receive
it for your own use - minus the "SAMPLE" overlay that
appears on each page. Just call me (732-329-2266) or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll send you the sample version to review, and then we can
discuss the attractive pricing and terms.
P.S. Remember: the cubicle wars about who's stealing whose paper
clips and whose radio is too loud can and should be avoided. There's
no reason to let today's shared offices deteriorate into a battle
zone full of employee relations problems and distractions that plague
productivity. This guide is a simple, cost-effective way to prevent
these problems and make sure everyone can concentrate on getting
their work done.
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Another resource for you to take a look at is the Free
Article Download Section.
Here we have several articles written by Gil Gordon, and case studies
that should help both the telecommuter just starting out as well as
the seasoned user learn more about telecommuting and teleworking.