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23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 9 2014 12:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

There was a time when we hoped, perhaps even expected, that after 20 years of lobbying for, promoting, supporting and advising on flexible and home based working (teleworking), the Telework Association would be redundant. We hoped that these effective, productive and flexible ways of working would have been widely adopted and accepted as just good practice. Unfortunately this is still not the case and there is a desperate need for the Teleworking Handbook to help individuals and organisations to successfully implement all forms of flexible working.

The first Teleworking Handbook was published in 1996 and has been updated three times since then. But the 4th edition is now 10 years old and needs a complete revamp. Much of the 'soft' information is still highly relevant, but legislation has changed and, of course, technology has advanced beyond all recognition, so there's a lot of work to do in re-writing some sections. And, despite the slow progress towards widespread acceptance, there are lots of good examples of innovative ways of working that we would like to include as additional case studies.So there's work to do in identifying, explaining and documenting the best of those examples. For more details on content, you can see a chapter outline on our website.

The publishing sector has also changed greatly since the last Handbook edition, and so we will self-publish this new edition, as well as produce it in an electronic version. This will help us reach a wider audience and also mean better value for both readers and the Association.

About half of the funding raised for this project will be spent on the actual production costs (set up, cover, graphics, ISBN, printing etc) of the Handbook in both paperback and electronic forms. This includes fulfilling the rewards for your pledges. The rest of the money raised will fund the costs of researching, writing and editing all of the book content.

The Telework Association is a not-for-profit organisation. This project will be managed and written by Shirley Borrett who has been with the Association for almost 10 years. She is author of the "Working from home kit", published by Lawpack and has also written a number of articles for our magazine as well as others. Peter Thomson, research director of the Telework Association will assist with the research and writing for this edition. Peter is co-author of "Future Work" published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Risks and challenges

Everyone involved in this project has the knowledge and the experience to make it a success. And we've already produced 4 previous editions. Our biggest challenge is likely to be gathering all the up-to-date information within the timescale. Then there's the task of pulling it all together and doing the actual writing to produce something, coherent, logical and useful. Again within the timescale. Trouble finding the right information for case studies and technology may also cause issues. So overall, although there are significant challenges, the biggest risk is likely to be being late, rather than not delivering.

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