Telecommuting: Win-win for both Employers and Employees
According to the Remote collaborative Worker Survey, conducted by Connect Solutions, of those who work remotely at least a few times a month:
77% report greater productivity while working off-site
23% are willing to work longer hours from home than they would on-site
42% feel just as connected with colleagues as they were working on the premises
In another survey conducted by Global Workplace analytics:
95% of employers say telework has a high impact on employee retention
46% of organizations that permit telework say it reduces attrition
37% of the 1,500 technology professionals surveyed said they would take a pay cut of 10% to telecommute.
Technology advances have helped significantly with the success of telecommuting. The use of e-mail, instant messaging, video conferencing and phone conferencing have all aided in the management of telework.