Teleworking is an extension of the workplace, enabling employees to be productive in a location other than the normal “office” by using the phone and the computer.
The spread of home-based businesses has done much to enhance the image of teleworking, and many preparedness experts tout the value of decentralized office environments. In the Washington, D.C. area, for example, many Fortune 500 and government employees work from one of 19 government-subsidized telework centers.
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Whether or not a business succeeds and grows depends more and more on the people that make up the organization. By working with employees to structure a productive telework environment, a company improves its long-term prospects and keeps good people. Employee benefits include
- Reduction of stress due to fewer long, congested commutes
- Improved productivity resulting from fewer interruptions and distractions
- Enhanced time management and opportunity for flexible work schedules
- Improved balance between work and family life, boosting employee satisfaction
Telework is an effective tool for businesses looking for a competitive edge. By improving productivity and cutting overhead costs, telework can help maximize profits, and allow an organization to expand and prosper over the long run. Business benefits include
- Strengthened employee recruitment and retention
- Reduced absenteeism, sick leave, and late arrivals
- Increased employee productivity
- Increased employee satisfaction
- Reduced costs for office space and parking
- Expanded geographic access to skilled workers
- Enhanced public recognition as an innovative business and a good corporate citizen