These days, few offices have no one who works from home at least part of the week. But what’s a good enough reason to open up that option?
Here’s what your peers say.
This summer, when gas prices went though the roof, there was a lot of buzz about extending the telework option to more employees.
Now that the price at the pump is coming down, is this still a good option for some of your staffers?
Ask employees: Many could probably rattle off a laundry list of why they should be given that privilege.
But what’s actually swaying your peers? Here’s what managers recently told The Telework Exchange:
Looks like some of the “trendier” external reasons — things you (and employees) hear about on the evening news — aren’t the real drivers behind most telework initiatives.
Instead, the more HR-oriented motivators rise to the top for those who manage teleworkers and those out of the office themselves.
Encouraging note: Two-thirds of managers with teleworking employees say those folks are as productive as their in-office counterparts.