September 11, 2009

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Virginia's Telework Day Saves $124,000

Posted By Michael Francois

Back on August 3, the Commonwealth of Virginia sponsored a ‘Telework Day’, and it was a huge success. Over 4000 people telecommuted, and for 22% of them, this was the first time they had ever done so, according to a report by Telework Exchange.

The report estimates that over 155,000 miles weren’t driven that day, which means a lot less pollution got into the environment as well. Respondents to the survey also indicated they were able to get more done by teleworking, and both workers and managers reported they were pleased with results of the event.

Your business should look into telecommuting as well to realize the cost savings and see the productivity gains that are available. Don’t forget that a telecommuter plan can also help your company with business continuity in times of natural disaster or a potential health crisis, such as the H1N1 flu virus.

It also doesn’t hurt that you can generate more than one type of green with telecommuting. Make sure you speak to the right partner when developing your program for connected workers.

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