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TELE - WORKING
What is tele-working?
Working from home using Computer Networks
What do you need to tele ­ work?
·Internet Access (high speed)
·Computer with necessary software and programmes
·Mobile Phone
·E mail
·Web cam if used for video conferencing.
·Internet Phone
·Printer
·A suitable room to work in…read more

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THE EMPLOYEE -
TELEWORKING
Advantages Disadvantages
Less stressful -
It makes it easier for people to live Home costs such as heating, lighting
and work where they choose, as it is increase.
possible for some staff to work.
Saves time and money Boundary between home and work is
as you don't have to travel to work. lost.
Flexibility of working hours means
May not be a quiet place in the house
that you can fit your work life around
to work.
family commitments.
Ideal for disabled people
Employee may feel isolated.
as they can work from home.…read more

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THE EMPLOYER -
TELEWORKING
Advantages Disadvantages
Fewer backup staff need
Hard to determine how hard staff are
to be employed such as cleaner and
working.
caretakers.
Employers usually pay for the
Reduced office overhead cost such
employees' ICT equipment which is
as electricity, gas, insurance etc.
expensive.
Employ workers from a wider pool of Harder for managers to manage the
talent work.
Change to organisational structure
Staff less likely to spend time off sick
may be needed…read more

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VIDEO CONFERENCING
What is video-conferencing?
A conference/meeting in which participants in different locations are
able to communicate with each other in sound and vision over a
network.
What hardware might be used for video conferencing?
Very fast broadband connection because of the amount of data that
needs to be transferred.
Video/Web cameras [Remote -can be moved around to specific
points]
Monitors or High quality screens
Microphones
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EXAMPLE OF HOW VIDEO
CONFERENCING CAN BE USED
IN THE HEALTH SERVICE
·To train medical staff - E.g. if a trainee staff member
needs to know how to perform a certain operation
they can watch it by video conferencing which saves
them time to travel to a remote location.
·Speaking to experts in other fields - E.g. a patient
may have a rare condition which a member of staff
is not qualified in and so they are able to video
conference another member of staff who is an
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