Source: Wayne Hall, State News, Vol. 50 no. 3, March 2007
Available technology and a more mobile culture are changing the way Americans work. Studies have found that those who work from home are actually more productive than those working in an office.
Source: Mary Branham Dusenberry, State News, Vol. 50 no. 3, March 2007
States [are] open to employees telecommuting, but there are obstacles.
Technology now allows many people to work from anywhere, not just the typical office setting. Many state governments offering this benefit to their employees have found telecommuting provides benefits beyond the original reasons, often traffic and air quality. But growing the program in many states has run into problems.
Source: Charles Gerena, Region Focus, Vol. 11 no. 1, Winter 2007
Telecommuting hasn’t become the commonplace work alternative its advocates anticipated. Still, the flexibility it offers has helped a significant number of companies and employees.