TeleWork 2010 Book
TELEWORK: Public Policies and Legislation Models
FIDT - International Forum for the Development of Teleworking
Video: Buenos Aires emotions
The IDRC – International Development Research Centre – will award two grants for the best papers submitted by authors from Central America or the Caribbean. More information...
The authors of the best ten documents expounded during the Workshop are welcome to send a copy of their paper to be published by the Journal of eWorking (ISSN: 1872-3284). Aditionally, all documents produced will be published in "BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL DEL MAESTRO" (National Teacher Library)
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The academic and scientific documents (papers) in Telework 2010, should be immediately related with the topics and themes of the Workshop.
Telework and training in ICT are considered an alternative for labor inclusion, since their flexibility and practicality for working and learning, make them more approachable to all kinds of people.
What kind of training in ICT should be implemented? How could telework contribute to labor inclusion? In which way could ICT collaborate? What role do universities and academies play? How can telework be adapted to handicapped people?*
Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations to come. There are three fundamental pillars that should be taken into account by society and enterprises:
- Economics: financial operation and capability to contribute to the economic development in the creation of different enterprises;
- Social: the social consequences of the enterprise’s activities. Enterprises should be considerate about the rights of their employees, clients, suppliers, local communities, etc, and always respect the laws and the worker’s rights, satisfying the basic needs.
- Environment: there should always be compatibility between the social activity of the enterprise and the preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems. This includes analyzing the impact of the enterprise’s social developments and its products have in the environment, always regulating the consumption of non-renewable resources, so as the generation of waste and gas emissions. This last pillar is vital to keep the other two stable.
How can we satisfy the needs of present generations without being detrimental to future generations? How could we improve technology and productive organization so that the environment recovers itself at the same rate that it is affected by human activities? What role could telework play in the implementation of sustainable development so as to avoid climate change? Are the ICT the solution to transportation and communication issues?*
New working relations
The deep changes that are taking place in the working environment and, specially, in the job market, have given birth to new working relations, more flexible and approachable, like Teleworking.
Is working flexibility positive or negative? In which ways could the spreading of Teleworking be dynamized? Which legal aspects should be modified/added/strengthened to facilitate the working relations that allow the application of sustainable development? Which roles social actors play in this situation? How will the new ICT based productive organizations be? What impact does telework have in the globalized market? What impact does the wealth distribution have?*
*The questions above are not considered exclusive and they only work as a topic guideline. Should you have any new topics (related to the main topics and aims) to propose, please do not hesitate to contacts us to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aims of this significant event are to generate a fluent interchange on the following topics:
- Opportunities to generate social and labour inclusion.
- Good Teleworking experiences in Enterprises.
- Impact of Telework in labour relations and the globalized markets.
- Role of Universities and Academes.
- Role of the worker in sustainable development.
- Contributions of Telework to the Climate Change.
- Role of the State: rules of Telework in National and Regional standards.
The debates shall take place during the Workshop, in the Open Simposium as well as the Closed Academic Event. If you wish to elaborate document or paper to present in the workshop, please take into the account both the main topics and the aims.