Need more proof that getting users set up to telecommute is a worthwhile investment (and a good way for IT to help other departments)? Check out the findings in this study.
Nearly all employees (86%) said they are more productive when they work from home compared to when they’re in the office, according to a recent survey conducted by Staples Advantage.
But that’s not all. The survey of 140 employees at companies of various sizes also found that:
- 80% of telecommuters say they have a better work/life balance
- 76% say they work longer hours when they’re home
- 73% say they eat healthier when they work remotely, and
- teleworkers said their stress levels dropped 25% on average since they began working at home.
If companies decide to let employees work from home on a part- or full-time basis, it will be up to the IT department to make sure the infrastructure is in place to provide the proper tools and support for remote workers. Given the advantages and studies that show telecommuting is on the rise, it will likely be something most IT departments are asked to do in the near future.