People have been asking me the same questions.

“What is telecommuting?”

Years ago, I was asking myself the same thing.

Thanks to Google, our best friend, you can truly learn about anything you want.

Do you know the meaning? No?

According to Google (by using the search keyword ‘define:telecommuting‘)

  • employment at home while communicating with the workplace by phone or fax or modem
  • Telecommuting, e-commuting, e-work, telework, working from home (WFH), or working at home (WAH) is a work arrangement in which employees enjoy flexibility in working location and hours. In other words, the daily commute to a central place of work is replaced by telecommunication links.
  • The action of working from home, sometimes for part of a working day or week, using a computer connected to one’s employer’s network or via the Internet.
  • Telecommuter – Telecommuters spend at least part of their workday at home or a telecottage, using computers or other telecommunications equipment. Most telecommuters live on the fringe of large cities and in the suburbs and exurbs, in what is known as the “two-hour telecommuting ring”.
  • The practice of using telecommunication technologies to facilitate work at a site away from the traditional office location and environment. teleconference – Interactive, electronic communication among three or more people at two or more sites.
  • working with others via telecommunications technologies (eg, telephones, modems, faxes) without physically travelling to an office.
  • Telecommuting uses telecommunication technology such as the Internet to work outside of the traditional workplace. An individual may be on a company’s payroll, but perform his or her duties from the home.
  • An arrangement where an employee works either part or all of their workweek from a location other than the standard place of work (office).
  • telecommuter – A work-at-home computer user who connects to the corporate LAN backbone using remote access technologies.
  • This may be a subgroup of Human Resource Policy. (To be decided whether it should be a separate keyword.)
  • The practice of working from home and communicating with your fellow workers using teleconferencing. Also known as teleworking: linked closely to …
  • Periodic work out of the principal office, one or more days per week, either at home, a client’s site, or in a telework center; the partial or total substitution of information technologies for the commute to work. …
  • Working at home for a business. Data and documents are usually transmitted to and from a central office via computer, fax, and telephone.
  • Use of a telephone and/or computer system in the home that allows an employee perform job duties and to communicate with the office without actually traveling to and from work.
  • Working at home but connecting to one s office by way of a computer network. Source: Learning Circuits

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