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Work is a thing you do not a place you go

Telework is working regularly from a place other than the office, in most cases from a home office. It utilises information and communications technology to stay connected to colleagues and work systems. The rollout of the National Broadband Network will be a key enabler for telework as high-definition interactive environments between the traditional workplace and a teleworker's location of choice become a reality.

There are benefits to be had from implementing telework for your business/organisation for both employers and employees.

Employers

    • Greater employee engagement

    • Job satisfaction, leading to higher output and increased productivity

    • Retention of valued staff

    • More ability to recruit and retain staff with desirable skills and experience regardless of where they live

    • Reduced office costs

    • Business continuity in the face of major weather events and other disruptions

Employees

    • Better work-life balance

    • Savings in the time, stress and cost of daily commutes to work

    • Job satisfaction, leading to higher output and increased productivity

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