Telecommuting is the work arrangement in which employees either work from home or from a local coffee shop or other locations. These employees interact with business affiliates via telecommunications and the internet.
Why this Matters
For My Organization
Telecommuting is beneficial to both employees and employers. Employees are offered more flexibility, increased quality of life and reduced commuting expenditures. Employers can also cut costs and overhead expenses by requiring less work space for employees. With less work space and less overall commuting by employees, the organization can vastly decrease their carbon footprint.
For New Orleans
Telecommuting provides a flexible work structure for employees who can more easily manage family life and organize their time. These employees are then more productive members of the New Orleans community. In addition, with less workers commuting to work there is less traffic, congestion and pollution in the city.