08.07.1997|Corporate

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


Media contacts: Tim Ireland
973-649-2279
timothy.ireland@bell-atl.com

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 home?

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:

http://www.bell-atl.com/largebiz/lb_html/telework.htm.

"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.

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