Telework

Introduction

Compiled by Jessica Jackson-Yoo, LICSW

Topic Page Advisor:
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Ph.D.

Telework is an employment arrangement where an employee works remotely from home or a satellite office part or all of the time. Communication with the employer, customers/clients, and co-workers can be maintained using computer and telecommunications technology. The reasons that employees telework can vary, but may include: to reduce commuting time, to better balance work-family responsibilities and to improve productivity. Employers have found that telework arrangements can reduce turnover and absenteeism.

Updated: September 2009