Telecommuting Guide Available On Bell Atlantic Web Site

Telecommuting Guide Available On Bell Atlantic Web Site

With One Simple Download, Companies Can Learn Everything They Need to Know about Starting Telecommuting Programs for Employees

August 7, 1997

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Tim Ireland



ARLINGTON, Va. - Companies that are considering teleworking - using

telecommunications to link employees working at home to a corporate

computer network - have a number of important decisions to make.

What equipment will employees need? What kinds of jobs are suited to

teleworking? How much self-discipline do employees need to work at


The answers to these and many other questions about teleworking are

included in Bell Atlantic's Electronic Guide to Teleworking Issues and

Policies, a 94-page reference booklet that is available on the

company's web site:


"With teleworking, employees no longer 'go to work', " said Joe

Cascio, vice president of marketing, Bell Atlantic Large Business

Services. "Instead, work comes to them."

"Hours wasted commuting become work time. People who do their best

thinking outside of traditional work hours don't need to wait until

they reach the office before they can turn a brainstorm into a new

sales campaign. Teleworking changes many companies dramatically for

the better."

"Bell Atlantic's guide helps customers increase productivity by

showing them how to participate in the design of their own teleworking

programs," Cascio said.

The guide explains teleworking, what sort of companies use it to best

advantage and how Bell Atlantic can help companies introduce

teleworking programs.

The guide also offers readers:

  • Case studies, case histories and statistics about teleworking,

  • Instructions on how to design a home teleworking office,

  • Tips on how to be a productive teleworker and how to avoid

    teleworking's pitfalls,

  • A guide to setting up a successful teleworking pilot program, and

  • Information about Bell Atlantic teleworking services - such as data

    links, remote LAN access and video teleconferencing.

"We hope potential teleworkers and their employers will visit the Bell

Atlantic Large Business Services web site and take a look at the

guide," Cascio said. "It could be a company's first step toward a

more flexible, efficient, employee friendly way of doing business."

The guide was produced by Bell Atlantic Large Business Services'

All@once® Solutions, a single-source provider of teleworking

products and services for businesses.

Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new

communications, entertainment and information industry. In the

mid-Atlantic region, Bell Atlantic's telephone company subsidiaries

are the premier providers of local telecommunications and advanced

services. Globally, it is one of the largest investors in the

high-growth wireless communication marketplace. Bell Atlantic also

owns a substantial interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and

is actively developing high-growth national and international business

opportunities in all phases of the industry.