Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011Blog written by Super
The 8:00 to 5:00 workday may be coming to an end, thanks to major advancements in telecommuting technology. While employers may be uncomfortable moving away for the traditional 40 hour work week, a recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (http://bit.ly/fj4fHW) shows that telecommuting makes employees more satisfied with their jobs, leading to higher productivity than their traditional counterparts.
Workers know that they have to be present in the office from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday regardless of how quickly or effectively work gets accomplished. Consequently, work gets dragged out and unproductive activities like chatting with co-workers, surfing the web and long lunches seep in.
Telework employees are largely shielded from much of the distraction and stressful aspects of the workplace, such as office politics, interruptions and constant meetings. Business also directly benefit from the reduced cost associated with the office itself—space, furniture, electricity, ect.
Technologies such as remote access, VPN technologies, cloud computing, unified communications and IP phone systems can keep employees connected and help make telecommuting possible for your business.