Simple sample cost-benefit analysis where you are able to assess the costs and benefits of home-based teleworking/telecommuting
This is a simple sample cost-benefit analysis where you are able to assess the costs and benefits of home-based teleworking/telecommuting from your own point of view and the point of view of your employer
Telework: ANY form of substitution of information technologies (telecommunications and computers) for work-related travel.
Telecommuting: that portion of teleworking that applies to the daily commute to and from work-a primary source of traffic congestion, air pollution and loss of productivity in urban areas.
[For an analysis of telework center-based telecommuting click here] The example shows the main factors that should be considered if you are a manager analyzing the potential of teleworking for your business—or if you are a teleworker hoping to convince management to allow you to telework from home.
Jack Nilles, co-founder and President of JALA, coined the terms telecommuting and teleworking in 1973 during the first documented pilot telecommuting project (with a major national insurance company). Nilles organized and led an interdisciplinary team at the University of Southern California to develop and test telecommuting in a real-world environment.
The book resulting from the project—The Telecommunications-Transportation Tradeoff: Options for Tomorrow—explored all of the main issues associated with telework and telecommuting. Published in 1976, it is now in demand as a collector’s item, has been reprinted and is now available from online booksellers.
His book, Making Telecommuting Happen: A Guide for Telemanagers and Telecommuters, is often called “the bible of telecommuting.” Its updated and expanded sequel, Managing Telework, has been praised internationally as the best book available on telework program development and management.