What is Telecommuting?


Telecommuting is working from a remote location (often ones home workstation) using computers, telephones, facsimile machines, and other remote capabilities, rather than commuting via automobile or other mode of transportation to and from an employer's work site to perform equivalent work.

There are many benefits to telecommuting, not the least of which are:

Although the capacity to telecommute has existed for many years, it has only been in the last 15 years that an increasingly large number of people have turned to telecommuting in order to realize the benefits that have become more important to our society. The benefits of telecommuting are numerous and the time for demonstrating the effectiveness of telecommuting has past. Now, many organizations are working to implement it into their work option policies in order to reap the rewards that it has to offer, while enhancing their ability to recruit and retain high quality employees.


Last revised: February 15, 2000
 
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