Various writers have researched and offered specific ideas regarding the development and implementation of e-worker programs.
No discussion of e-worker programs would be complete without mentioning the important role that managers play in supervising teleworkers.
(1987) held that some organizations may need to change their management style when implementing an e-worker program.
Having been an e-worker for the past 9 years, one of the current authors believes that employment counselors should help potential e-workers address the following questions: (a) How will I benefit from an e-working program?
The resources may be useful to organizations wanting to start or improve their e-worker programs as well as employees striving to meet the challenges of e-working.
For the purposes of this article, we define e-workers as full-time, home-based telecommuters who work and communicate primarily through electronic mediums such as the Internet, corporate intranets, and/or electronic mail with very little face-to-face interaction with the main office location or staff.