How to set up a telework system for your business:

Steps:

          1.     Identify which employees will be working from home. Some positions or job types in your business may be better suited for work                        outside the office than others. Look for employees who do not require constant oversight to preform their work.
          2.    Conduct a Testing Period. Measure the progress of select employees over the coarse of a few weeks to see how they adapt to                                teleworking. Acquire feedback from these employees to discover the pros and cons for them. In addition, get feedback from non-                        telecommuting employees.
          3.    Provide office technology for employees teleworking. Make sure that your employees have access to all the tools that they require to                  work from home, and to be able to easily contact other employees, including yourself. Computer, phone, email, video chat-if                                  needed, Google docs- to quickly share files.
          4.    Check in with your employees. Make sure that goals are set and met for employees. Checking in one or twice a week to ensure                              productivity is a necessity. At the same time though, you do not want to be constantly bothering them.

Benefits to Teleworking:
Virginia legislation offers tax credit of up to $1,200 per employee
List of Teleworking Sites:
Fairfax, VA
GMU Fairfax Telework Center
4031 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-277-7700
Email: confacct@gmu.edu
Fredericksburg, VA
GoTelework.org Telework Center
4956 Southpoint Pkwy. Fredericksburg, VA
Contact: Keith Lesser
Phone: 540-710-5002
Email: klesser@gotelework.org
Manassas, VA
GMU Manassas Telework Center
10900 University Blvd. Bull Run Hall
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-277-7700
Email: confacct@gmu.edu
Stafford, VA
GoTelework.org Telework Center
24 Onville Rd. Ste. 201 Stafford, VA
Contact: Keith Lesser
Phone: 540-710-5002
Email: klesser@gotelework.org
Woodbridge, VA
GoTelework.org Telework Center
13546 Minnieville Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Contact: Keith Lesser
Phone: 540-710-5002
Email: klesser@gotelework.org