Thursday, June 30, 2016

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 6/30/2016 - Reasons Your Boss Doesn't Want You To Telecommute


3 reasons your boss doesn't want you to work from home ... and why she's wrong
by Jeanne Sahadi   @CNNMoney June 21, 2016: 11:02 AM ET
A lot of companies have flexible work policies on the books that allow for telecommuting.
But without serious buy-in from higher-ups, no one will feel it's truly okay to work from home, said experts gathered at a recent conference sponsored by FlexJobs.
And it's not just top level management. Your immediate supervisor needs to be on board, too, since she needs to sign off on where you work.
What might be holding some bosses back from embracing remote working?
Here are three of the biggest myths about letting staff work from home:
1. If I can't see you, you're not really working
While slacking off is always a concern for managers, it's no more likely to happen at home than in the office.
"No manager stands over a worker in the office for 8 hours a day to make sure he's working," said Rose Stanley, a senior practice leader for WorldatWork, a human resources association.
And yet the work gets done anyway.
What's more, much of it is done virtually -- even when someone is in the office.
Instead of walking down the hall, you're more likely to email or message colleagues and direct reports.
At multinational corporations, you're already working with team members scattered across the globe.
And if you work at a domestic firm or government office? You're probably dealing with staff in regional offices all the time, noted Mika Cross, a flexible workplace strategist for the U.S. government.
Bottom line: "Whether we're 9 feet, 9 floors or 9 time zones away, we're working virtually. The employees have already left the building," said Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics.
2. People who work at home aren't as productive.
Assuming telecommuters have the right equipment and space to work from home efficiently, productivity loss isn't an issue.
In fact, one of the benefits of telecommuting is the ability to concentrate.
"We really do want to get our jobs done. With the cacophony at the office -- especially in an open office -- you just can't do it," Lister said.
Dell, for instance, has noticed no drop-off in productivity even though a quarter of its workforce already telecommutes at least part-time. In fact, it hopes to double that share by 2020.

What's more, productivity is easier to generate when you're not exhausted and stressed. Getting to skip that long, aggravating commute can save everyone's "three most precious commodities: time, money and sanity," Lister noted.

An employee with a 15-mile commute who works from home half the time can save two to three weeks a year, she said.
And some of that time is likely to be devoted to work. A Gallup report found remote workers log an average of four more hours of work a week than on-site employees.
Then there's the business continuity bonus. Having employees experienced in telecommuting can help preserve the company's productivity when events such as a crippling storm or other disaster would normally hobble operations.
3. If everyone telecommutes, company culture and collaboration will fall off a cliff.
Most employers today probably wouldn't thrive if everyone works off-site all the time.
Nor would many employees. Working from home all the time can be very isolating.
But engagement surveys and analyses by Gallup and Ernst & Young find that workers who have the option to telecommute one to two days a week have higher levels of employee engagement than colleagues who hoof it to the office every day.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 6/29/16 - Contract Theory




 from whatis.com

Contract Theory


Contract theory is the study of how people and organizations develop legal agreements in situations with uncertain conditions, unknown factors and information asymmetry. Contract theory applies to both multi-party negotiations between a principal and one or more agents and contracts created by a single individual or organization to specify details of multi-party agreements, such as employee contracts.

Ideally, a contract specifies the responsibilities and requirements of both parties so meticulously that there can be no room for dispute or misunderstanding. However, that ideal may never be achieved, for various reasons. Moral hazard, one model within contract theory, is the risk that one party to a transaction is not acting in good faith.  For example, that party may have withheld important  information or provided misleading information or may have undisclosed motivation driving elements of an agreement that are being negotiated. Moral hazard often involves the assumption of risks that disadvantage the party with less information. Other models within contract theory include adverse selection, in which the principal party is not fully informed of the agent’s risk factors, and signaling, in which the agent reliably conveys information about itself to the principal, for example, a job applicant listing qualifications that match the hirer’s list of requirements.

Contract theory is a special application of game theory, which is the study of mathematical models of negotiation, conflict and cooperation between individuals, organizations and governments. Central questions of game/contract theory include why an individual makes a particular decision and how the decisions made by one individual affect others.



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For a great satire on email, please see the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zwscoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618
================================================================ 
Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All! 

Special Bulletin - My just released book

"You're Hired. Super Charge our Email Skills in 60 Minutes! (And Get That Job...) 

is now on sales at Amazon.com 

Great Reasons for Purchasing Netiquette IQ
·         Get more email opens.  Improve 100% or more.
·         Receive more responses, interviews, appointments, prospects and sales.
·         Be better understood.
·         Eliminate indecisin.
·         Avoid being spammed 100% or more.
·         Have recipient finish reading your email content. 
·         Save time by reducing questions.
·         Increase your level of clarity.
·         Improve you time management with your email.
·        Have quick access to a wealth of relevant email information.
Enjoy most of what you need for email in a single book.

 =================================

**Important note** - contact our company for very powerful solutions for IP
 management (IPv4 and IPv6, security, firewall and APT solutions:
www.tabularosa.net
==================================================

Another Special Announcement - Tune in to my radio interview,  on Rider University's station, www.1077thebronc.com I discuss my recent book, above on "Your Career Is Calling", hosted by Wanda Ellett.   

In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.
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