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Telecommuting Fast Facts…

A group of researchers at Stanford University partnered with a large travel agency in China that was founded by a former Stanford Ph.D. student. The company’s chairman was curious about whether instituting a telecommuting policy would work for his employees and what kind of effect it would have. The results are interesting and can be found on SmithsonianMag.com.

From the Telework Research Network: If the 41 million Americans who work in a office chose to spend one data a week working at home…

  • Commuter cost savings of $494 million
  • Save 2.3 million barrels of oil, totaling $185 million
  • Traffic accidents reduced by 775, for a savings of $93 million
  • Companies save over $6,500 per employee

From The Telework Coalition‘s Wired Working As A Lifestyle:

  • Businesses save an average of $20,000 a year for each full-time employee who works remotely
  • Employee productivity increased by an average of 22% when remote working was allowed
  • Remote working reduced employee turnover by 50%

Some Interesting Infographics…

Further Reading…