Telework

Teleworking Defined


Teleworking, also known as telecommuting, means using information technology and telecommunications to replace work-related travel. Simply put, it means working at home or closer to home. With teleworking, employees work at home or perhaps at a local telework center one or more days per week. Communication is accomplished by email, fax, phone, video/phone, and teleconferencing. Nationwide, more than 37 million workers are going to work simply by picking up the phone or turning on their computers.

Paying Dividends


This workplace alternative pays real dividends for area businesses and their employees, while reducing traffic congestion and air pollution, increasing the area’s economic vitality, and bolstering overall quality of life.

Sixty percent of employees say telework is a main reason for staying with their employer!


Telework Resource Center


The Telework Resource Center is part of Commuter Connections, an alternative commute program coordinated through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Originally established to help area commuters find rides to work, Commuter Connections has expanded its services to help businesses and their employees find innovative ways to succeed while improving the local economy.


Additional Information



Join TransIT's Employer Connection for a Telework Bootcamp

October - December 2016

Get your telework program in shape with our FREE Telework Boot Camp! Featuring free breakfast at Dutch’s Daughter!

What if there was a way to reduce turnover, absenteeism, and office space costs…increase employee productivity…and make your organization more resilient to winter storms and other disruptive events? These are just some of the well-documented organizational benefits that teleworking can provide, yet many organizations are missing out when it comes to taking a strategic approach to teleworking. Too often, organizations take an informal approach which can potentially lead to problems, such as unproductive teleworkers and disgruntled co-workers. 

Join us for our Telework Boot Camp and learn how your organization can maximize the benefits of teleworking. These sessions are based on recognized best practices and the practical experience of our telework consultants who have worked with hundreds of organizations to implement successful telework programs.  
 

Whether your organization is new to teleworking, has an informal program in place, or has tried to implement teleworking in the past, our Telework Boot Camp will get your telework program in shape!

This webinar series is eligible for up to 3.0 Human Resource Professional Development Credits. 

Telework 101 – A Strategic Approach to Telework
October 4th, 2016, 8:00am, Dutch's Daughter

  • Today’s Workforce
  • Telework Trends
  • Organizational Benefits
  • Assessing Your Organization
  • Q&A
Telework Bootcamp Flyer 2016