Recent US Study on Telecommuting

It still surprises me the number of managers and employers I come across who carry the mindset of “if I can’t see it, I can’t manage it”. But without launching into another crazed, over-impassioned tirade about how online collaboration technologies have come so far, more environmentally friendly, more economical (blah-blah-blah)… here’s a great info graphic of a study done in the US which looks at some of the benefits of a healthy balance between working from home and working from the office.

The following are some of the key benefits which I personally found quite interesting:

  • The US could save 1/3 of it’s yearly oil imports
  • Each person could save on average 109 hours in travel time
  • Telecommuters suffer on average 25% less stress … (not sure how they quantified that one)
  • 3 out of 4 people said they ate healthier when working from home
  • Which all translates into happier, more productive employees!

… cost savings, better quality of life, happier and healthier people, AND increased productivity. Sounds like a no-brainer right??

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