Telework / Telecommuting
Teleworking / Telecommuting is a Commute Mode
You might be asking yourself, Why is teleworking grouped in with the goClub? We consider working from home a type of commute and one in step with the goals of the goClub--to connect the Aggie Community with lower-cost and lower-stress commute options. As well, teleworking is a favorite goClub commute mode among many Aggies because it allows for more work-life balance while maintaining productivity.
Telework vs. Telecommute
Nowadays, both teleworking and telecommuting are terms that seem interchangeable. They are both terms to refer to a remote working arrangement between an employer and an an employee that our outside a traditional, in-office or on-site working environment.
- Teleworking: Any form of substitution of information technologies (such as telecommunications and/or computers) for normal work-related travel; moving the work to the workers instead of moving the workers to work.
- Telecommuting: Periodic work out of the principal office, one or more days per week, either at home, a client's site, or in a telework center; the partial or total substitution of information technologies for the commute to work. The emphasis here is on reduction or elimination of the daily commute to and from the workplace. Telecommuting is a form of teleworking.