- Managers can never quite know what employees are doing and whether they are working all the required hours.
- Employees are distracted by children, laundry, TV repairmen, personal phonecalls, afternoon naps, mother popping in, ice-cream breaks and more.
- It's too easy for employees not to be available just when you want them.
- Employees can disappear and go to job interviews on your time.
- Employees' home internet connection always seems to go into downtime just before a project deadline.
- Information security issues - maybe employees are storing company secrets on their home computers and sharing them with all their friends, or even worse, your competitors.
- Some managers just can't manage remote employees effectively. Or don't want to.
Oh and by the way, one more cost of non-CSHR management just popped into my inbox via the Ethisphere newsletter: "3M will pay $3 million to settle age-bias suit" for laying off hundreds of employees over the age of 45.
elaine cohen, CSR consultant, Sustainabilty Reporter, HR Professional, Author of CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices. http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/productdetail.kmod?productid=3282 Contact me via www.twitter.com/elainecohen on Twitter or via my website www.b-yond.biz/en