Defining Telework

 

In today's competitive environment we all need to work smarter. Telework is ideally suited to our digital economy.

  Telework/Telecommuting is...  
 

"Substitution of telecommunications for transportation in a decentralized and flexible work arrangement which allows part or full time employees to work at home via a computer attached to the employer's data network [...] The term was coined by the US aerospace engineer Jack Nilles in 1973 and popularized by the author Francis Kinsman in his 1987 book The Telecommuter."

 
  >>Businessdictionary.com  

Telework is about adapting the way that people work in a world with increasing demands.

  • It's about injecting flexibility in the way that that people schedule and perform their work.
  • It's about adaptability and scalability by maximising resources to manage change.
  • It's about working smarter in a world of escalating costs and diminishing resources.

And, importantly, it's about keeping skilled employees and accommodating their changing life/work needs.

  - Useful Links -  
 

>What is Telework

>Telework Defined

>About Telework

>Telework Advisory Group

>Telework Coalition

>Jack Nilles

 
     
  Teleworking is smarter  
 

"To cope with the changes that surround us we all have to get smarter about how we manage our businesses. Organisations have to find new ways of retaining valued staff, increasing profit and productivity and managing the performance of work."

 
  >>Telework Australia  

Implementing a Telework solution can deliver on all of these benefits but the transition process requires careful planning. Most importantly any IT solution must be reliable - the success or failure of any Telework solution is critically dependent upon stable systems and suitable strategic management plans. Many organisations may balk at what they expect are considerable ICT costs introducing the technology to support teleworkers. The reality is that WebPublisher Studio can be integrated into existing business systems or deliver stand-alone information systems at a reasonable cost.