Policy Makers, experts and researchers from 10 countries agree on the Creation of an International Network to carry out joint actions for the development and dissemination of teleworking internationally.
As a result of an extensive working day, held in the meeting room of the ICT Commission of USUARIA, Argentina, and with the purpose of participating in an investigation called “Teleworking: Public Policies and Legislation Models” funded by IDRC ̶ Center International Research for Development, and executed by the aforementioned Commission, a group of Policy Makers, experts and researchers in Telecommuting, belonging to universities, study centers, public bodies, and NGOs, have determined to form an international forum to promote Entrepreneurship and Labor Inclusion through Teleworking.
Attendees at the conference have stated that, in the face of the growth of this modality in different countries, it is necessary that governments establish joint strategies that allow the development of Teleworking and ensure legislative, political, educational and economic guarantees to protect the interests of companies, teleworkers, and the- employees.
Among the ideas of strength raised and that motivates a more exhaustive study is that Telecommuting is a catalytic instrument of employment and economic development on a human scale and is a subject that must be analyzed in detail by governments as it can contribute to:
¾ Reduce the digital divide.
¾ Strengthen the family
¾ Increase employment and work rates
¾ Improve the integration and labor integration of economically active people excluded from the labor market.
¾ Reduce work discrimination against women.
¾ Strengthen rural communities and reduce both internal and external migration.
¾ Generate jobs and create new companies.
¾ To favor the economic growth of the countries, through new currencies generated through electronic commerce and the export of teleservices.
¾ Reduce assistance to reallocate these resources to training, training, and employment.
¾ Reduce stress and workplace bullying.
¾ Improve the rates of technological absorption and country image.
¾ Reduce pollution levels and favor environmental benefits as a result of vehicular decongestion and acoustic decontamination, among others.