Teleworking could serve as a boost to Emiratisation

Teleworking, defined as working from home at least two days a week on a computer that is linked to the employer’s office, is not just being out the office and doing your job using your computer at home. Though it provides employees good work-life balance while reduces carbon foot print and is more environmentally friendly, it has it’s own barriers to be recognized by companies, employees and co workers. I was lucky while studying at the university of Wollongong to learn from the experiences and research results of my professor, Dr.Mona Mustafa in her area of research in Teleworking. Following report published in the Gulf News is about teleworking in the United Arab Emirates and its implementation in the UAE.

Research seeks to identify how Emirati women can be absorbed into the job market through remote employment. Teleworking could be a good option for women, especially of Eastern cultures, due to their responsibilities inside and outside the home.

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Mariam Khazaeli, 26, is readying for a master’s degree at the UOWD and used to telework as a software designer. She believes it to be a good option for students and mothers if a person is self-disciplined. “People work better when they can choose what to do because some people perform better at night, others in the morning,” she said. “I managed to telework and study by attending evening classes.”

“In this part of the world, the management style is managing by eyeballs as employers have to see the person in the office to believe they are working,” she said. So, besides the building of trust between employer and employee in the region, she also believes adequate training and discussion need to take place before the idea of teleworking pervades the UAE. Continue Reading Here …

January 15, 2012 · Maryam Khazaeli · Comments Closed
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