I am a huge telepresence advocate and have not only spent years working remotely for several companies
in my past, I have also performed a number of small studies in college on some of the social hurtles in
hiring telepresence employees.
While most companies that start a remote work program report huge efficiency and productivity
benefits, the initial reservation for project managers is usually the same.
"I don't know if they are working a full shift or even working at all."
I get it. Meeting deadlines and generating solid results isn't enough. Some managers really want
a social congealing to get a group vibe going among all the employees in a department.
Social fit is important. Some just want to be able to turn around and say "hey, is that thing done?"
This telepresence robot fills the gap and would allow me to be productive in my office, create
interpersonal relationships through impromptu meetings, and reinforce with observation that yes,
I am working as long and as hard as everyone else.
Dollars to FedEx my remote-work
body to most places in the U.S.
Seconds it takes to go from
home life to
Square feet occupied in
the office for charging.
Chance of catching or spreading work
borne illness leading to sick days.