IT Management Slideshow: What Your Employees Would Give Up to Telecommute

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-24-2012
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62% of survey respondents say more people want the option to telecommute than ever before.
OK, we know from prior features that telecommuting can be a touchy topic. Employees want it. Even the highest levels of company leadership say they support it. Yet, many hands-on managers have difficulty transitioning from a traditional view about where employees are supposed to work. (That would be in an office, of course.) A recent survey from TeamViewer, however, sheds new light upon the wealth of interest among Americans in working from home. For starters, many strongly believe this arrangement would boost productivity. And survey participants reveal the extent of sacrifices they'd be willing to make to do so. (Fair warning: Nothing -- not even the sanctity of a marriage -- is off the table.) "While the results of this survey may seem amusing, these findings show that telecommuting will be a force to be reckoned with in the future," says Holger Felgner, general manager at TeamViewer. TeamViewer develops and distributes solutions for online communication and collaboration -- such as online meeting software -- in more than 30 languages. More than 2,500 American adults took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Interactive. Here are 10 highlights:
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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