Definition: Telecommuting is a work arrangement in which the employee works outside the office, often working from home or at a location close to home (including coffee shops, libraries and various other locations).
Rather than traveling to the office, the employee “travels” via telecommunication links, keeping in touch with coworkers and employers online and via telephone and email.
The worker may occasionally enter the office to attend meetings and touch base with the employer. However, with many options for distance conferencing there may be no need to visit the office.
Telecommuting allows a worker greater freedom regarding his or her work hours and work location.
Also Known As: e-work, e-commuting, working from home, telework, work from home, telecommute