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
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
"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
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
- 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.