Proof That Telecommuting Works! (Infographic)

Denying your employees the option of telecommuting may cost you productivity, rent, and the happiness of your workforce, according to this Inc. Magazine infographic. Take that Marissa Mayer!

Inc. Magazine offers us an insight into the tasks that can best be performed at home, and the financial benefits of working from home. And if you think that only parents telecommute, think again.

Who telecommutes?
There has been a 60% increase from 2005 to 2011 in the amount of people who telecommute at least several days a week (1.5 million to 2.4 million). 79% of all workers say they want to telecommute at least part of their worktime.

And no, telecommuters aren’t all moms. In fact, 53% of telecommuters are male, and non-parents are just as likely to telecommute as parents.

The advantages?
Telecommuters are twice as likely to work more than 40 hours a week than non-telecommuters. Telecommuting will save your company rent, and the telecommuter travel expenses.

The disadvantage?
Yes, it’s true. Working at home can make your employees less productive when it comes to certain tasks.

However, according to Inc. this depends on the nature of the task. When doing repetitive work, employees are 6 to 10% less productive than employees who do these tasks in the office. When doing creative work, working at home will be 11 to 20% more productive.

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