6 Tips for a Successful Telework Program

I was recently asking to be the guest columnist over on The Telework Coalition’s website. The Telework Coalition is a non-profit organization focused on promoting telework, telecommuting, and raising awareness of the great benefits of a mobile workforce. There are a wealth of benefits for an organization that embraces telecommuting, many of which you can learn about on their site. While I am very passionate about the topic, these benefits are not my focus.


Specifically, the piece I wrote addresses many of the stumbling blocks you may run into as you attempt to implement a mobility program.

At Stegmeier Consulting Group, our expertise is sought by companies around the world who are looking to increase employee productivity and reduce their workplace overhead by rolling out various workplace initiatives.

Clients rely on our expertise in communication and in overcoming the resistance of front-line employees and middle management and their reluctance toward embracing the organization’s initiative(s).

Sometimes a client will come to us hoping to put into place a telework program. Often times they’ll come to us after one is already in place and they are having problems. Either way, it is from these encounters that I draw the following best practices to share with you for my guest column, 6 Tips for a Successful Telework Program.

I hope you find the advice worthwhile, and I’d love to chat with you as you develop your organization’s telework program.



Matthew Stegmeier is a Consultant with Stegmeier Consulting Group, a globally-recognized leader in workplace change management known for helping organizations effectively implement telework programs and other alternative workplace strategies.

He has been instrumental in applying the firm’s best practices and proprietary Critical Influence methodology to clients’ mobility, flex work, shared-space environments, and other alternative workplace strategies. Matthew Stegmeier is a graduate of Miami University’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business and co-author of the forthcoming book, CAVE People in the Workplace: Managing Citizens Against Virtually Everything.