The goal of the Marin Telework Initiative is to create greater awareness among Marin County employers regarding:
- Teleworking as a strategy to reduce work-related traffic congestion
- Teleworking as an employee benefit
- Development of programs that can serve as models of teleworking for other employers
What is teleworking?
Teleworking or “telecommuting” replaces work-related travel with telecommunications technologies. It refers to working at home or another location on a full- or part-time basis. Many employees telework only once or twice per week, while others telework full-time and occasionally go to the office.
Research has shown that teleworking not only benefits employees, but employers as well. Often, supervisors can expect more productivity and higher quality work from teleworkers because they are less stressed and distracted in their flexible work environment.