Workplace Slideshow: How Telecommuting Pays Off

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-09-2010

How Telecommuting Pays Off

$400 billion is the estimated amount virtual work policies can save U.S.businesses every year.

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$124 billion of this projected savings figure would come from reduced officecosts.

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$46 billion in telecommuter-driven savings would be realized through loweremployee absenteeism.

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$31 billion per year would be saved through reduced employee turnover.

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40 percent of American workers can work from home at least some of the time.

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79 percent of those American workers would chose to do so if given theopportunity.

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$576,000 is what a 100-employee company would gain if it allowed employeesto work from home just half of the time.

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$235 billion is how much in productivity the U.S. economy would gain ifthose employers adopted "virtual work" policies.

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$362 is what each employee would save on gas per year viaworkshifting/telecommuting.

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$3840 is what each employee would allegedly save every year on parking,food, clothing.

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Two weeks is how much free time each employee would save by not commuting toan office.

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53 million metric tons of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions would be eliminatedevery year—the equivalent of taking 9.6 million cars off the road.

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$2 billion is what U.S. taxpayers would save every year inhighway-maintenance costs.

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$11 billion is what taxpayers would save in costs due to traffic accidents.

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