These days, moving information has become easier than moving people.
Telecommuting allows people to work from home by using telephones and home computers or laptops. Telecommuters usually work at home one to three days a week.
This arrangement can result in higher quality work at a lower cost. According to the Oregon Office of Energy, employers have noticed reduced absenteeism among their employees who telecommute. Telecommuters gain greater control of their work schedules and their lives. Point2point staff offer information and referral services to anyone inquiring about telecommuting.
While it may not be appropriate for everyone or every job, those who can telecommute eliminate both the personal and environmental costs of their commute. It is quickly becoming the "new way of working."
New to Teleworking?
Many Oregonians are teleworking in
response to COVID-19. We recognize that teleworking can present some
challenges, so we collected advice from some long-time teleworkers:
- Keep your routine and dress as if you were going into work.
- Make a list of what you want to accomplish each day.
- Be clear about your working hours.
- Move around, stretch, or have an impromptu dance party to get some steps and reduce your stress!