As gasoline is fast approaching $3.00 per gallon again, the topic of telecommuning is being discussed again at work. Many employers fear that if an employee is not at the office then they cannot be working. The Dilbert scenario of telecommuting will take over and the employees will sit around all day in their underwear playing computer games.
Nothing can be further from the truth. There are many advantages to implement telecommuting. For example, instead of hiring instructors out of the local talent pool, the college is now recruiting professors from across the country to teach online courses. This allows us to find the best instructors no matter where they live. Your company can do the same, and more, by leveraging of the the advantages of telecommuting.