Telecommuting allows employees to fulfill job responsibilities at a site other than their primary business location. By telecommuting, employees can work from virtually anywhere. A typical telecommuter can have an easier time focusing on work if he or she creates a private, dedicated space for a home office and has easy access to everything needed for the job. Telecommuting offers the following benefits:

Employer Benefits

  • Employees’ increased productivity due to fewer interruptions and distractions, and ability to work during their most productive hours
  • Fewer unscheduled absences resulting from unforeseen events
  • Continuity of operations during weather-related or other emergency situations
  • Employees’ ability to respond to unforeseen/unscheduled workload
  • Reduced demand for office space as well as reduced facility operating costs
  • Enhanced employee satisfaction and morale
  • Improved employee retention
  • Better customer service as employees stay longer and become more proficient
Community Benefits

  • Less air pollution which improves human health
  • Less traffic congestion and fewer automobile crashes/deaths due to fewer people on the road
  • Less wear and tear on transportation infrastructure
Employee Benefits

  • Less or no commuting time
  • Better work/life balance due to more time for family, the community, and volunteering
  • Less stress
  • Increased productivity due to fewer interruptions and distractions
  • More flexibility to work during most productive hours
  • More time for employees to care for their loved ones
  • Increased ability to respond to unforeseen/unscheduled workload
  • Ability to design and control work environment
  • Reduced commute-related costs, including gas, parking and maintenance
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Last updated: 7/9/2013 10:04:55 PM