Telework fosters productivity, study says

A recent Staples survey said 76 percent of teleworkers put in more hours because of the arrangement, writes Laura Vanderkam on her “Life at Work” blog on Bnet.com.

In addition, 80 percent of teleworkers surveyed reported an improved work-life balance which can be caused largely to having no commute, the article said.

Along the same lines, a Brigham Young University study of IBM workers found that when people teleworked and set their own hours they were able to work about 57 hours per week, as opposed to just 38 hours per week when commuting to the office, writes Vanderkam.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Defense
    DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

    How DOD's executive exodus could affect tech modernization

    Back-to-back resignations raise concerns about how things will be run without permanent leadership in key areas from policy to tech development.

  • Budget
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    House's DHS funding bill would create public-private cyber center

    The legislation would give $2.25 billion to DHS' cyber wing and set up an integrated cybersecurity center with other agencies, state and local governments and private industry.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.