Daily Bookmarks 10/21/2008

  • Tips from ALA readers on working from home–how to manage your time, be productive, and find balance. Telecommuting is very individual. I’d go insane if I had a manager who trusted me so little that I had to send HOURLY progress reports, but clearly it works for the person who submitted that idea.

    tags: telecommuting, productivity, balance

  • A model for instructional design built on ADDIE but with the goal of supporting learning environments rather than just developing courseware

    tags: ple, instructionaldesign, addie

  • Support for telecommuting should be increasing, especially as the price of gas continues to rise. Great stuff on the numbers supporting telecommuting, including how much it costs businesses to provide cubicle space ($15K/year).

    tags: telecommuting

    • Last year, researchers from Penn State analyzed 46 studies of telecommuting conducted over two decades and covering almost 13,000 employees. Their sweeping inquiry concluded that working from home has “favorable effects on perceived autonomy, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, performance, turnover intent, and stress.” The only demonstrable drawback is a slight fraying of the relationships between telecommuters and their colleagues back at headquarters — largely because of jealousy on the part of the latter group. That’s the first problem you solve when you kill your office.

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