Throw away the suits and telework!

More and more Australians are choosing to work from home for at least part of the week.

Sick of suiting up each day and tackling the traffic to get to the office?

More and more Australians are choosing to work from home for at least part of the week, saving time, headaches and CO2 emissions into the bargain.

Telework Australia says that having a workforce that works at least partly at home can reduce costs of heating, air-conditioning, car parks and lighting by 17 percent of salary costs.

And teleworkers are happy workers! In Australia, telework reduces avoidable staff turnover by over 20 percent, while managers report that employees are up to 40 percent more productive.

As we look for ways to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions and minimise our environmental footprint, teleworking provides an answer. Teleworking helps companies get the most out of available resources. It provides an alternative to traffic congestion, office distractions and tying up capital in expensive office space or car parks.

It's time to get smarter about how we manage our businesses. Technology has delivered the solutions which enable people to work from home -- it's time for businesses to embrace them.