Some employers are very resistant to the idea of allowing their employees to telecommute. This quote comes from a white paper on teleworking called Worldwide Workplace: The Web Commuting Imperative, which is a fascinating study on the evolving trend to what they call the location independent workplace. It gave me a good chuckle.
When I led the Telework Task Force at the Greater Washington Board of Trade, I spoke with someone with the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority. And he says, “I don’t like that telework stuff.” And I said, “Do you ever work from home?” He said, “Almost every day.” I said, “And you don’t call that telework?” He says, “No, I call that working from home.” –Chuck Wilsker, CEO and President of Telework Coalition.