Telecommuting refers to the concept of working away from a traditional office preferably at home. Telecommuting comes from two words, telephone, and commuting. Workers who telecommute tend to use the internet, telephone, and emails to communicate and perform their professional responsibilities. This means the workers do not commute to the physical location of their offices or employers. This working arrangement between an employer and employee means not working from the office but anyway where the employee finds comfortable and improved productivity.
The staff work remotely and use telecommunication tools to keep in touch with the employer and colleagues. Some of the telecommunication tools which are used in a telecommuting work setting are phones, emails, video meeting tools, project management tools, and online chat programs. Additional tools like Zoom and Slack have been used to make telecommuting easier.
Employees have the option of telecommuting full-time or part-time. Telecommuting offers flexibility, more employee satisfaction, and also cost-effective. With poor planning, telecommuting can be sabotaged with social isolation and more possible distractions.