Torn Between Two Offices: Tips for Supervising From Afar

By: Karla Taylor

A veteran teleworker covers common problems and practical solutions to three dilemmas that can crop up when staff and supervisors share everything but their workplace.

Helen Viksnins, CAE, is a true believer in the value of the dispersed workforce. In 2012, her employer, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and its affiliate, the American Optometric Foundation, moved to Orlando, Florida, from Washington, DC. Although 11 of the 15 staff now work in Orlando, two telework in Columbus, Ohio, and two live in the Washington area, including her. ...