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Telecommuting Definition

Telecommuting Employee

Copyright Andres Balcazar
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 travelling to the office, the employer “travels” via telecommunication links, keeping in touch with coworkers and employers via telephone and email.

The worker may occasionally enter the office to attend meetings and touch base with the employer (however, with the conference call and today’s improved videoconferencing capabilities, telecommuters can even attend meetings from home).

Telecommuting allows a worker greater freedom regarding his or her work hours and work location.

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Also Known As: e-work, e-commuting, working from home, telework, work from home, telecommute
Examples:
John telecommutes processing health insurance claims for his employers.
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