For a telecommuting arrangement to work, your IT department will need to supply some necessary tools for telecommuting workers.
Here are the main things survey respondents said they expect from their employers when they telecommute:
- Remote control of their work computer (45%)
- Mobile access to their files both at work and at home (43%)
- Participation in office meetings as if in the same room (40%)
- Remote printing (40%)
- Ability to work on a document through screen-sharing (38%), and
- Face to face video communication with colleagues and clients (37%).