Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting


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Which of the following is the BEST explanation of alternative work arrangements?

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1. Mary Kate is a computer programmer who works full time from home instead of going to the office. What kind of alternative employee is she?

2. When Mary Kate communicates with teammates located overseas, she utilizes electronic communication that includes instant messaging, email, and web conferencing. What kind of team does this describe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge on the positives and negatives of alternative work arrangements. The questions on the quiz will test you on the definition of alternative work arrangements, some types of alternative options, and the pros and cons of these arrangements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The pros and cons of alternative work arrangements
  • Defining alternative work arrangements
  • The name for an employee who works from home
  • A team that works through electronic communication means

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on alternative work arrangements from the related lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as telecommuting and the actual concept of an alternative work arrangement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about employees working remotely from their homes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define alternative work arrangements
  • Understand telecommuting and virtual team
  • Explain the concept of peak times related to customer demands
  • Understand the pros and cons of alternative work arrangements