Do you work from a home office or remotely? If so, you telework. Even if it’s only one day a month, you’re a part of the workforce of the future.
Join National Telework Week from 12-16 November and commit to working remotely for one or more days during the week. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, National Telework Week can help you to increase productivity, find a better work/life balance, and become a part of Australia’s anywhere working world.
What is Telework?
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 pending rollout of the NBN 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.
The Australian Government’s aim to increase the take up of telework is part of its National Digital Economy Strategy which aims to position Australia as one of the world’s leading digital economies. The telework goal is to double Australia’s level of telework by 2020, so that at least 12 per cent of Australian employees report having a telework arrangement with their employers.
Who are the Partners?
There are more than 100 organisations that have joined the Telework Partner program. They include public, private, and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations as well as large and small businesses including Diamond Group.