Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
Shows & Panels
Teleworkers feel more connected than the deskbound
Monday - 2/21/2011, 4:00am EST
The Partnership for Public Service has conducted a survey looking at the relationship between telework, job satisfaction and commitment.
One finding that surprised the Partnership's Tim McManus, vice president for Education and Outreach, has to do with how much control teleworkers have over what goes on back in the office.
McManus told Federal News Radio's DorobekINSIDER, "one would assume, and there's a theory out there or a camp out there that says if you're not in the office, you're probably going to be disconnected from it, you're going to feel less involved, you're going to feel less involved about the decisions? The data actually points to exactly the opposite. Sixteen points higher for those who actually have the opportunity to telework."
OPM's Employee Viewpoint Survey (EVS) findings agree. Teleworkers "feel they have more control over work processes" 53 percent, compared to 44 percent of non-teleworkers.