Remote working arrangements allow employees to work from home or from a remote office instead of travelling to a central location. Remote working is sometimes referred to as telecommuting.
There are two distinct types of remote working:
Home offices allow employees to work from home. They communicate with their colleagues, clients or customers by using a company network, the Internet or other telecommunication services such as email, instant messaging or videoconferencing.
Remote offices or regional work centres are connected to a company’s head office using a company network or the Internet and allow remote workers to make use of facilities that they may not have at home. Regional work centres can reduce the need for commuters to travel long distances to work. In some cases they may be shared by more than one company.
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