Telecommuting refers to the employee’s ability to handle job operations from places other than the traditional workplace using various telecommunication tools like phone, chat, email, video apps, etc. All this has been made possible due to the pervasive growth and ubiquitousness of the Internet, artificial intelligence, unified communications, and robotics. Now, it is incredibly easier to perform work-related tasks from any part of the world. However, certain jobs that demand the operation of different physical tools and equipment are not suitable for telecommuting, such as vehicles, hotel management, etc., thereby reducing operational costs.
Telecommuting offers immense benefits for the organization as well as its employees. Here are some of its advantages:
On top of this, telecommuting is deemed a highly sustainable practice, as fewer employees need to travel, which directly reduces carbon-dioxide emissions. However, tele-commuting is not free of challenges. Some downsides of the same are: