Prospect news stories
ACAS has produced a series of publications on homeworking including a new guide; some tools, including a checklist; and some original research into its own - extensive - homeworking experience. We take a quick look.
The Carbon Trust - a not-for-dividend advisory organisation whose mission is to 'accelerate the move to a low carbon economy' has produced an important report examining how (and where) homeworking can make a contribution to the environment as regards the reduction of carbon emissions.
Well-known psychologist Cary Cooper makes some well-targeted comments and produces his 'top ten tips' on using psychology to make homeworking work. A list well worth absorbing!
In its regular analysis of the number of homeworkers in the UK, the TUC has reported that homeworking has continued to rise, to the point where it tops 4m workers.
A survey of executives in advertising and marketing by The Creative Group reports that the percentage of creative staff working remotely is increasing. Are there wider lessons that can be drawn outside the specific situation of creative industries?