Telecommuting and telework refer to work undertaken outside of a business’s centralized work space. The location of this work may take place inside the employee’s home or in another remote workplace. The growth of this form of work in many businesses has been fostered by the growing capabilities in information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Telecommuting, sometimes called remote working or teleworking, is a work arrangement in which employees do not commute to a central place of work. Many telecommuters work from home, while others, sometimes called “nomad workers,” use ICTs to work from other locations. According to a Reuters poll in 2012, approximately one in five workers around the globe, particularly employees in the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia, telecommute frequently, and nearly 10 percent ...

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