Telework/Working from Home

Teleworking is a way to bring the job to the person rather than the person to the job. This program can eliminate the commute trip entirely if the employee is teleworking from his/her home.

If a neighborhood telecenter is being utilized, this strategy can significantly reduce an employee's commute time and distance. Telecommuters may switch from solo driving to walking, bicycling or transit to access neighborhood or satellite centers close to home.

Employees can be linked to the workplace by computer and modem, or simply can do work that requires nothing more than a telephone. Employees can work from home full-time or just a few days a month.

In many circumstances, telework can help your company:

  • Recruit & retain top-notch employees
  • Increase productivity
  • Extend customer service hours
  • Boost employee morale
  • Reduce your company's costs for office space & parking
  • Help keep downtown moving while work is underway on the I-90 viaduct
  • Improve your company's emergency preparedness
  • Increase productivity

The truth is that many businesses benefit when the right employees telework. It's also true that telework working from home or a location other than the primary place of business isn't for every job or every employee.

Some employees who telework do so only occasionally. Others work from home or a satellite location almost every day. Telework is extremely flexible and can be used at your company in any way that best suits your business needs. And it's a great way to help your employees avoid the stress and high cost of driving to work every day.

You owe it to your business, your bottom line, and your employees to find out if telework is a good fit for your company.