Office Resources: A Telecommuting and Teleworking Guide
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The workplace is an ever-changing environment. It was only a few generations ago that people worked long hours at a business for minimal amount of money. In time, the workplace changed so that it became a nice place to work. With improvements in office furniture, lighting and other working conditions, it became a welcome place to spend your 40 hours per week.
With the improvements in technology and with the needs of workers and employers changing, more jobs have been able to be accomplished by way of telecommuting or teleworking. These jobs can range from freelance work from employers to part-time jobs that can be completed in a relatively short period of time to businesspeople that travel extensively and have the ability to complete their work outside the office. These changes have been made possible by improvements in technology with wireless connectivity to the Internet, utilization of laptops, tablets and smart phones for access to files, and even the ability to share computers remotely. These changes have made telecommuting and teleworking as a feasible supplement to the traditional workforce.
While working remotely can have benefits such as bringing work to where employees are and working at a time and place at is convenient to the worker. However, it also has disadvantages such as not having direct feedback with other workers and the inability to have immediate feedback on work projects. Working remotely has increased and greatly improved over the past several years. However, it is unlikely that it will ever completely replace the traditional workplace.
To learn more about the pros and cons of telecommuting, we have put together this helpful resource guide to review. We hope this helps answer some questions about working outside the office.
What is Telecommuting?
What is Teleworking?
We hope that this page provides you with information about telecommuting and teleworking. These types of jobs have become more prominent in the workplace, and has benefited many employers and employees. However, it will never replace the traditional office workplace in the business world.