Have your say: The Australia Telework Survey

| May 29, 2013

First 5000 members are invited to participate in the first trans-Tasman Telework survey designed to obtain a better understanding of telework practice in Australia.

The survey closes: 21 June, 2013. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JULY.

The Telework survey is being undertaken jointly by the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) and the New Zealand Work Research Institute based at Auckland University of Technology.

Telework is defined as: the ability to work at any place that is removed from the physical office infrastructure, colleagues, clients and the employer (e.g. from home, a hot desk, smart hub or satellite office), using only information and communication technologies (ICT) to communicate and collaborate.  Telework may be a formal or informal arrangement that occurs on a regular basis or occasionally. Different forms of telework include a  ‘day extender’ that extends your daily work hours, or a more regular one, two or more days per week ‘working from anywhere’ arrangement.  

The aims of the survey are to explore: (i) how telework impacts on your well-being and productivity, and (ii) how telework practice and conditions can be improved.

The survey should take no longer than 20-25 minutes to complete. 

Your response will be treated confidentially and will be relayed directly to the researchers once you submit your completed survey.

Neither you nor your organisation will be identified individually in the analysis of results or in any subsequent reports that are produced.  Your completion of the survey is taken to be consent to participate, and you may discontinue the survey at any point. In response to your participation, you and your organisation will be able to use the results of this survey to benchmark practice within your organisation, and to assist with decision-making about teleworking within your organisation.

The survey is designed for completion by organisational members (managerial and non-managerial) who telework at least sometimes or whose jobs are amenable to telework – whether in a permanent or consultancy capacity.

To participate in the survey, please click on the link below, or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser.



Any questions regarding the nature of this project should be notified in the first instance to the Australian chief researcher, Dr. Rachelle Bosua, at rachelle.bosua@unimelb.edu.au (Tel: 03  8344 1398).

The research is partnered by Cisco Australia and New Zealand.