he Influence of Teleworking As A New Horizon for Business Implementation

Topic: The Influence of Teleworking As A New Horizon for Business Implementation
Abstract
This paper explores the influence teleworking has had in the job market and shows the potential this implementation has in general public. The paper will seek to elaborate the evolving nature of the business from its conception to its growing sophisticated nature. This article will describe the means by which telecommuting benefits the public in the aspects of the employee and corporate societies that are involved in the telecommuting area. It then proceeds to describe the basics of telecommuting through its definition and given varieties of teleworking. This section will also explore the factors that are deemed to sway the execution and exploitation of telecommuting engagements. As all this in line with the next section that seeks to examine the cost benefit analysis of teleworking. It will go to show the great advantages presented as well as the challenged faced for both organization and employee as well seeking to cement the thesis in notion – how influential is Teleworking as a business implementation.
Teleworking as a New Horizon For Business Implementation.
Teleworking, known also as Telecommuting, initially acquired popularity in the last three decades of the 20th century due to the rise in ownership of personal computers as well as the booming sophistication of telecommunications technologies. As such, focused research on the practices and patterns of teleworking first emerged in the late 80s. This came about with the concept of pilot telework programs in the US and by the 90s numerous public and private sectors had immensely applied telework programs. As such, this led to the federal government of the United States introducing a nationwide telecommuting project which had the ambition of increasing the population of teleworkers in various sectors of business and trade as well as the number of federal teleworkers (Van Horn & Storen, 2000).
Based on a survey carried out by the International Telework Association and Council (ITAC), there are a projected 28 million Americans who contribute to a close to one fifth of the working population that work from home, or on the move, from a telecaster designed for these kind of situations. According to Fetto & Gardyn, (2002), this represents close to a 18% increase in the American telecommuters from 2000. According to a recent survey carried out by Telecommute ConnecticReferences
Baruch, Y. 2001. The status of research on teleworking and an agenda for future research. International Journal of Management Reviews, 3(2): 113-130.
on Americans who contribute to a close to one fifth of the working population that work from home, or on the move, from a telecaster designed for these kind of situations. According to Fetto & Gardyn, (2002), this represents close to a 18% increase in the American telecommuters from 2000. According to a recent survey carried out by Telecommute Connecticut (2002) indicated that close to 9 million European telecommuters exist and this figure was greatly expected to grow to close to 16 million of the European workforce by the year 2005.

Van Horn, C.E., & Storen, D. 2000. Telework: Coming of age? Evaluating the potential benefits of telework. Paper presented at the Telework: The new workplace of the 21st Century symposium, New Orleans.

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