Telework, sometimes know as telecommuting, enables
agile companies to increase productivity, save costs, and keep key
What is telework?
Telework the practice of working in a location
outside of the main office. A teleworker could do their job in a home
office, on the road, in a hotel, at a customer site, or any other place
that makes sense.
Telework can be done part-time, full-time, or when
traveling. Some teleworkers have a regularly scheduled time for working
remotely, while others do so only on an as-needed basis.
Some job functions are not appropriate for telework, but most can be
done remotely at least occasionally. Ideal telework tasks are those that
require a computer, uninterrupted time, or telephone activities. Often,
telework is possible for most employees with just a little bit of
In 2001, over 31 million employees in the U.S.
teleworked at least part-time. This represents a significant 25% of the
Why start a telework program?
Teleworking is a trend that is here to stay. Businesses
of all types and sizes recognize that the benefits of telework are too
great to ignore: