Teleworking can significantly reduce participating employees' commute travel. Teleworking twice a week cuts your transportation costs by almost 50%.

If 53% of the U.S. population that holds telework-compatible jobs worked from home half of the time twice a week, the nation would save 280453 million barrels of oil (357% of Gulf oil imports) and the environment would be saved the equivalent of taking 915 million cars permanently off the road. [wi]

Overview of telecommuting and how it fits in with today’s business world.

Telecommuting offers benefits to employers, employees and communities.

Employers that offer telework programs benefit from:
•Increased employee productivity
•Reduce spread of illness
working-from-home •Reduces carbon footprint and energy usage
•Improved employee recruitment and retention
•Improved employee moral
•Reduced overhead costs
•Decreased demands for office and parking space

Employees who telework benefit from:
•Less parking and commuting expenses
•Reduces carbon footprint and fuel usage
•Better balance of work and personal lives
•Frees up the equivalent of 15 to 25 workdays a year—time they would have otherwise spent commuting
•Less commuting stress

Communities benefit from telework with:
•Fuller employment opportunities
•Reduces traffic congestion and accidents
•Relieves the strain on transportation infrastructures
•Reduces greenhouse gases
•Saves fuel
•Reduces energy use
•Improves disaster preparedness

DRCOG'stelework team helps you explore key issues involved in implementing a telework program that fits your company's unique needs.

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