The positive impact of telecommuting

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What new brings telework to this field? First it is ease of control and
measurement. Results in electronic form can be easily archived, analysed
by computers, forwarded for checking andcopied. Next, all information
about time and efforts spent is available. Another thing is that fixed
time-based salaries are gone. The company will no longer care so about
who and howmuch spent on a task. This will become a question of personal
choice. Now everyone will be given a freedom to decide whether to work or
to have a rest. This can differentiate workaholics fromordinary lazy
people. Right now there are same rules for everybody. Rarely a company
wants to have a lot of part-time workers. We cannot imagine a worker
coming to factory when he isin the right mood. But with distant jobs you
can have workers switching every now and then. We can even dream about
perfect labour marketplace with contracts signed electronically forseveral hours. The psychological problems of switching jobs will be
minimised. The retirement will no longer mean break of social relations,
because they aren't based on physical presencein the company HQ or at
the factory.

This system of personal freedom have the potential to eradicate
unemployment by allowing real-time communications and negotiation betweenemployers and employees, leading to equilibrium labor price.

If you can measure the result of an office work, you can evaluate if it
worth paying the money for result you get. Or thejobs are completely
useless and ineffective. This can lead to boost in productivity. In
telework usually people are paid for results, not for time. This
motivates them to getbetter results, thus increasing productivity again!
On the other hand, regardless of employee's results, the company always
gets what if pays for! Combined efforts of ten people can cost the...