Saving an hour and a half from daily commuting is equivalent to gaining 45 full working days, for your business or your leisure. That’s nearly 20% of a standard working year. - Teleworking Explained (Wiley & Sons, 1993)
from SW2000’s seminal business study.
Noel Hodson founded and managed Morton Hodson and Co from 1980 to 1987, a 38 office teleworked business consultancy, then he studied the environmental issues of reduced commuting, published Working Environment News and was commissioned by BT to produce The Economics of Teleworking (Martlesham 1992) followed by Teleworking Explained (Wiley and Sons 1993) that he promoted widely in the media. Noel writes and speaks about the future of the information society (see his web site) and is a director of WISE (Work, Information, Society, Employment) based in Vienna and a director of ITAC (International Telework Association and Council) in Washington DC. His own firm SW2000 Teleworking Studies is a long-standing consultant to BT, to the EC and is currently retained by major employers to advise on telework in Europe. He was once a London commuter and, for the first ten years of telework, he had a wife, two children, two cats and a dog to negotiate with at home.
Pauline Hodson. From her extensive work with couples and personal experience Pauline became acutely aware of the stresses and strains on couples when one or both work at home, and in 1993 contributed to “Teleworking Explained” underlining the emotional impact on a couple when one or both work from home. Since then she has written articles on these issues for Distans magazine and spoken at conferences in England, Stockholm and Vienna. Her published work includes Bringing Home the Electronic Baby and Love and the Internet; she is co-author and co-editor of The Invisible Matrix (Rebus Press 2001). For many years she worked at home and commuted to the Tavistock Marital Studies Institute in central London; she continues to run a busy practice at home. She is an Associate of the Tavistock Marital Studies Institute.
SW2000 TELEWORKING STUDIES
14 Brookside, Headington, OXFORD OX3 7PJ
Tel +44 (0)1865 760994, Fax 764520
Objectives - These study days are designed to:
Improve your Life/Work balance and reduce stress.
Improve your communications with people at work and at home
Make you more productive at work, more fun at home.
Inform you about UK, EU and USA Best Practice in dispersed working.
Give you the Economic rationale for teleworking.
Advise you on specific training on equipment and techniques.
Explore the future role of teleworking for you and your organisation.
SW2000 TELEWORKING STUDIES OXFORD
Working with People who Work at Home
Clients who have attended SW2000 study-days include employed and self-employed teleworkers and managers. SW2000 has advised, among others, The World Bank, Washington DC; BT Sales, in Bristol and Chiswick; Nat-West Bank - London City, CitiBank; Lombard North Central; Prudential Insurance; Royal Insurance; Thorn-EMI; W H Smith; Yorkshire Water; Surrey CC; CEGB; Shell -London Office; Burgher King; British Gas; Digital; Southern Electricity; Grampian DC (Aberdeen City); Laura Ashley; Post Office Counters; AT&T Europe; and ninety other major UK employers.