Working Outside the Box: A Study of the Growing Momentum in Telework

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Executive Summary

In practice, telework is a continuum, manifested in varying degrees. 'Telecommuters' are sometimes defined as employees who work neither at home nor at a central office, but at a satellite office somewhere between the two. Others define telecommuting as working one day a week or month outside the office. Frequently, these employees lack the tools to perform their duties outside the office, and may actually spend the day catching up on reading. 'At home workers' may spend the majority of their time at any number of places other than home. Many workers spend significant time in an office that belongs to an employer other than their own. Flex time (a four-day work week or some other variation) is often confused with telework.

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