It’s not a bird. Nor a plane…It’s the Telecommuter!
A survey of Transport Canada employees who telecommute three days a week experienced a
· 46% decrease in stress,
· 45% increase in job satisfaction, and
· 30% increase in job productivity.
In addition, telecommuting provides an opportunity to create a more harmonious balance between home and work commitments. Three-fourths of employees polled said the ability to work from home was their most desired family-friendly job perk.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resilience and Celebrating Telecommuter Appreciation Week:
With the increase in gas prices and the increase in balance related stress, telecommuting, can for some, be a viable option that allows for an increase in productivity and more sense of control over when tasks get accomplished. Sit down with your work team and discuss how this may be implemented and if telecommuting isn’t the answer, at least you have opened the door to looking for other alternatives to maintaining work and life balance.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!