The benefits of telecommuting

Summary:If 64 million workers in the United States have the option to telecommute, why do only 10 percent do it? An infographic lays out reasons for the other 90 percent to opt in.

Although half of the employees in the U.S. have the option of working from home part of the time, only one in ten opt to telecommute or work remotely. We've already heard that remote workers are more engaged and more productive , and that commuting costs almost $1000 per month . But in case those aren't enough reasons to drive home the advantages of telecommuting, the infographic (by carinsurance.org) below nicely lays out and reinforces information we already know, including benefits such as

  • Reducing consumption of oil and reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recovering 109 hours per year per typical worker with a 25 minute commute
  • Saving money on gas and car insurance
  • Improving health and decreasing stress

Via: Fast Company, Carinsurance.org

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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