WHAT DOES TELEWORK REALLY DO TO US?

In this paper the results of surveys of about 400 telecommuters in the USA, including transportation impacts, are presented, and whether telecommuting is actually related to any net reduction in travel in general and in car-use in particular is discussed. Findings from trip logs completed by driving age household members for an entire week are given. Teleworking is also shown to have no severe negative socio-psychological effects on either teleworkers or telemanagers, at least short term, provided all parties are properly selected and trained and do not telework full time. Brief mention is made of the differences between teleworkers in the USA and elsewhere.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00726620
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1996 12:00AM