I kēia ahiahi ua hui wau me Pat Coyle a me nā mea ʻē aʻe Mea Hoʻonā at Pat's Open House at Smaller Indiana Headquarters.
ʻO kahi kūkākūkā maikaʻi loa aʻu me Lalita Amos, kahi alakaʻi alakaʻi a me kahi loea limahana kanaka, ʻO Alumni Purdue, a me Adjunct Professor ma NYU. Ua ʻoluʻolu wau e kaʻana like i ke kahua me Lalita ke kamaʻilio wau i ka IABC e pili ana i ka hoʻohana ʻana o nā Pūnaewele Pūnaewele i waena o nā ʻoihana.
Lalita made note that technology is actually forcing managers to become better leaders. One of the byproducts of telecommuting is that managers aren't able to micromanage, judge one by their looks or listen to office gossip to create a false impression. Telecommuting requires managers to communicate effectively, manage schedules properly, trust their employees, set and maintain effective performance plans and goals, as well as gauge their personnel's performance on their maoli hana!
Nothing might put a weak leader over the edge than enacting a solid telecommuting program! Although it brings a host of other challenges, a great leader can drive incredible productivity through a program such as this, while improving employee satisfaction and retention. Of course, with the price of gas exceeding $4/gal, there's a monetary incentive as well.