Chances are you already know this is possible so a more relevant question might be; Can my business operate this way and how can I implement it? This is something that I can definitly relate to as I both have employees who work from home and partially work from home myself! In order to answer if your business can offer this as a viable option you need to look what I believe are the two main components.
You can have all of the best technology but it will do you no good unless you can pair it with the “right person”! It will take an individual with a specific set of traits for this employment option to be long lasting a mutually beneficial. These traits are not new and they are usually desirable in a traditional office environment as well. The difference is with a remote teleworker they now become crucial!
The benefits of “remote” or “home based” employees can be great for all parties involved but it will take some planning and selection if you want to realize the full benefits. At Okanagan Telephone Company we are embracing the shift in what is a “typical” work environment. We of course are in the business of providing all of the technological buiding blocks so a company can succeed in this arena, but we are also running our business operations in a similar fashion!