By Richard Larson

Working from home has become more popular than ever. According to a recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 24 percent of Americans work at least part of their hours from home. Many of them aspire to work all of them outside of the traditional office.

People who work from home traditionally enjoy less stress, more freedom, and better job satisfaction than those who don’t. While it’s obvious what draws the workers to this type of arrangement, employers need to consider the benefits of telecommuting for their company.

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Written by elainerogers
438 days ago

I have clients come to me that struggle with this very concept. It mostly comes down to time management, general job satisfaction and ability to manage oneself when surrounded by distractions in the home or home office.

Telecommuting is not for everyone, or every type of business. For those that can get a handle on their own self-management - the rewards are 10 fold. The benefits to both employee and employer go beyond basic cost and time savings, and it's a win-win!

From a teleworkers point of view, a dedicated space is important to be able to separate working tasks and working time from personal tasks and personal time.

Great article!



Written by HeatherStone
438 days ago

Hi Richard,

I've worked as a telecommuter and have worked in teams with them with no complaints. The arrangement won't work with every business, but, for those where it will, the pluses generally far outweigh the minuses.



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