CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-200) On Intelligent Home Offices – A Model and Potential Impacts
The idea of “teleworking” or “telecommuting” or “working from home” is not new. The practice is still not very popular because most organizations lack a policy for “telecommuting.” There are two schools of thought fighting against each other related to the implementation of this practice in a broad sense. The main theme of this CABA White Paper suggests that technology is available to let employees, whose work is information-based, work at home for three or four days a week. While many employees are provided with cell and smart phones to be accessible while they work from anywhere when away from their desks, what is lacking is a cultural acceptance and clearly defined guidelines for telecommuting as part of business activities.