What if you could turn your home office into your office one or more days a week? The concept of teleworking—working from home—is a great solution that allows employees the ultimate convenience of getting the job done outside of their place of work. It’s not hard to see why it’s a win-win all around. Teleworking reduces commute costs, lowers parking demand, and helps the environment by taking cars off the road.
Employees given the opportunity to telework tend to get more done on the job because they’re spending less time commuting. And less commuting means less stress and greater focus. Teleworkers also report greater job satisfaction because they feel a sense of trust and responsibility from their employer.
Studies have shown that teleworking is a great incentive that aids in the recruitment and retention of staff. It can also reduce overhead by reducing the demand for employee parking and office space. Plus, research has proven that teleworkers are 10 to 20 percent more productive than their cubicle counterparts!
Check with your employer to find out if they have a telework policy.