Stories by Jeff Zbar

Avoiding remote manager mistakes

As a manager, Mike Wolf rarely teleworked. But in May 2000, when he and his wife decided to move from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Redmond, Washington, the network research director at Cahners In-Stat/MDR knew he'd have to sell the idea of remote management to the firm.

Look before you leap

Doug Barney thought telework would work for him. After six years as an office-based editor with Network World, in 2001 Barney left to become the editor in chief of another magazine, working full time from home.

Study: Rich countries trash Asia with high-tech waste

Doug Barney thought telework would work for him. After six years as an office-based editor with Network World, in 2001 Barney left to become the editor in chief of another magazine, working full time from home.

Excite@Home teleworkers face dial-up despair

A free 10-hour per month dial-up account, toll-free customer service and Web site news updates: Small consolation for the four million broadband customers facing the loss of service since Excite@Home Inc. filed for bankruptcy Sept. 28.

Telework equips workers to handle job loss

The day Valerie McCarty learned she would be laid off, she recalls, "You could have knocked me over with a feather." After all, she had been with the international TV company for 5 years, most recently as vice president of marketing and communications. She had built relationships. She grew the company's brand. She enjoyed her work.

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