We recently outlined the National Digital Strategy and the goals that will help Australia achieve its vision to become one of the leading digital economies in the world.
One of the goals is to integrate teleworking into the workforce:
By 2020, the level of telework in Australia will have doubled so that at least 12 per cent of employees will have a formal telework arrangement.
To promote this initiative, My Learning Space is working with the Australian Government Department of Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) to help promote its national telework initiative.
My Learning Space Director, Chad Outten says:
We’re proud to partner with DBCDE on this great initiative. We believe teleworking improves job productivity meanwhile helping our staff achieve a healthier work/life balance.
What is Telework?
Telework in its simplest form is the opportunity to work from home or another place that is not an office.
What are the benefits of Teleworking?
The possible benefits by promoting Telework among the community are many. We’ve listed an outline of these benefits for employers, employees and the community:
- offers employees work/life balance
- provides flexible working conditions for employees with families and dependents
- increases business continuity during natural disasters or crises
- promotes use of web technologies and shared office space such web conferencing and hot-desking
- improves staff morale
- increases productivity; employees who are teleworkers perform better quality work
- provides cost savings by reducing reliance on infrastructure and energy
- increases job satisfaction
- reduces stress with balancing work and life priorities
- provides cost saving by decreasing travel
- improves work/life balance
Society and Environment
- promotes a green culture by reducing congestion and carbon footprint
- improves the local economic and cultural environment where the teleworker operates from home