Telework/Telecommute, Definition(s) of

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“A subset of alternative work options where work is conducted at an off-site location and the employee uses telecommunications technology, including computers, video, and telephone systems, fax machines and high-speed hook-ups for data transfers" (Kossek, 2003).

“Work, esp. at home, communicating electronically with one’s employer, etc., by computer, fax, and telephone" (Social Networks, 2002).

Working outside of the conventional workplace and communicating by means of communications or computer based technology (Bailey & Kurland, 2002).

Glossary Source: 

Kossek, E. (2003). Telecommuting, A Sloan Work and Family Research Network Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Sloan Work and Family Research Network.

Social Networks (2002). In Frank Abate, (Ed.), The Oxford American dictionary of current English in English dictionaries and thesauruses. UK: Oxford University Press, Inc. Retrieved June 13, 2003, from www.oxfordreference.com

Bailey, D., & Kurland, N. (2002). A review of telework research: Findings, new directions, and lessons for the study of modern work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 23(4), 383-400.