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Timothy Golden  

Timothy Golden is an Associate Professor of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). His research examines the implications of the rapidly expanding availability and use of technology within business organizations. Prior to his current role, he held several positions in the Aerospace, IT, and Medical industries, including program management, systems engineering, and space flight engineering working with NASA’s space shuttle program.
 
Professor Golden’s research has been published in a variety of leading research journals, and he has received four Best Paper Awards at national and international conferences.  He previously served as a research advisor to the International Telework Association and Council and as a director of the Eastern Academy of Management. Professor Golden has frequently been cited in the business press, and his research has appeared in over 100 media outlets world-wide.
 
Professor Golden holds a Ph.D. in Management and a M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Connecticut, a M.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University, a M.S. in Engineering Management from The Gordon Institute of Tufts University, a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Northrop University, and a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
 

Abstract

Telecommuting: How Do We Navigate the Path to Effectiveness?

Although telecommuting has become increasingly commonplace as a form of virtual work, we know relatively little about how to optimize this work practice for maximum effectiveness. This presentation will cover current findings from the growing body of telecommuting research and discuss ways to help improve telecommuting’s success. A range of perspectives will be integrated to provide audience members a holistic view of the considerations needed to effectively implement telecommuting programs.   

Learning Objectives
 

1.     Describe key aspects in the design of successful telecommuting programs.
2.     Explain five considerations research shows alter the success of telecommuting.
3.     Identify the range of issues that need to be encompassed to effectively implement telecommuting.