Where are you working right now? On your sofa? In a coffee shop with your earbuds in? From your tablet on an outdoor patio? If you work virtually -- that is, "telecommute" -- you're part of a fast-growing trend in the modern workforce. But like any new working practice, making telecommuting part of your usual routine takes some discipline and diligence.
The driving force behind providing a telework policy is different for the employer and employee. Employers move to telework policies because it saves tens of thousands of dollars every year and employees embrace teleworking because it provides a greater work-life balance. It's a win-win for both parties.