Eight years ago when a friend told me about her coworker who lived 3 or 4 hours away from their company and worked from home most of the week, I was astounded. Now I’m in an even more extreme situation, living a couple of thousand miles away from company headquarters and working from home all the time, and it’s not that unusual. Last year’s Telework Enhancement Act 2010 even requires federal agencies to give people the option to telework. While teleworking isn’t the frontier anymore, it still isn’t quite civilized land. Last week, I got to meet on VSee with Chuck Wilsker the co-founder and CEO of the Telework Coalition (TelCoa) and hear about his work in the telework wilderness for the past 13 years ago. Prior to TelCoa, Chuck was in the telecommunications industry for 30 years.
ME: What changes have you seen in telework in the past 13 years?
CHUCK: Technology. When I started doing this had I had DSL 768 Kbps. I download 30 Mbps now, and I upload 8 Mbps. Speed has made a tremendous difference. Computers are faster and cost less, too. Then there is video calling. I tried some of these things years ago, an Continue reading