Survey Says - Telecommuting Viewed as a Key Corporate Culture Benefit

If you are looking for recent industry trends and data on work-place telecommuting, look no further than the July 2012 article in the Industry Market Trends (IMT) blog at News: Working Together by Working Apart: The Telecommuting Culture by Ilya Leybovich, which very nicely summarizes a wealth of data on telecommuting from many different sources, including an Ipsos/Reuters poll of over 11,000 people in 24 countries, including the United States. Here is just a small sampling from that January 2012 survey that reflects impacts on worker efficiency and employee morale:

  • Approximately one in five workers worldwide telecommute frequently, working remotely from their office or communicating by email, phone or online chats.
  • Among these telecommuters, 34 percent said they would telecommute full-time if they could.
  • 65 percent of respondents around the globe thought telecommuters were more productive because greater flexibility allowed them to have more control over their work life.

The same article at also quotes research by WorkSimple on teleworker trends in the United States, such as “...there were an estimated 26.2 million teleworkers in the United States in 2010, representing about 20 percent of the total adult working population.”

Further sources referenced in the article include American Express OPEN Forum research on the impacts of teleworking on talent retention and a study from Cisco on the impacts of telecommuting on work performance. Also, be sure not to miss the article's embedded infographic, “Work, home or Work from Home” from Wrike, a project management firm, for even more interesting data and trends.

February 15, 2013 | Categories: , , ,


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