After reading the case study “Telecommuting at MedEx” at the end of Chapter 12 of your textbook, write a short paper that addresses the following:
- How would offering telecommuting as an option benefit MedEx and its employees?
- List and explain the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges in offering telecommuting.
- Would you recommend telecommuting for MedEx? Why or why not?
Requirements: 1-2 pages
Despite the disadvantages and challenges of telecommuting, I would still recommend this working arrangement for MedEx because the benefits outweigh the setbacks. Reducing everyday traffic hustles and parking fees due to telecommuting would help the employees use that time to catch up with their tasks. Still, the management could agree with the employees on delivery timelines and emphasize sticking to them to avoid work overload and severe repercussions (Parajuli, 2020). Generally, the improved organizational performance from this working arrangement would increase MedEx’s marketability and reputation in the market.