09/14/2011

Building a Strong Telecommuting Strategy

 

Telecommuting may boost employee productivity and happiness, according to a recent survey by Staples Advantage in which 40% of respondents claim they would rather take a pay cut than give up telecommuting.

About 86% of respondents say they are more productive when they work from home, with 73% adding that they even eat healthier when working from the home office.

More than 80% say they now have a better work/life balance even though nearly as many – 76% – also said they are more willing to put in extra time at work.

To ensure a smooth transition to telecommuting and maximize employees’ productivity when they work from home, try these tips:

Furniture and Equipment

  • Provide comfortable chairs – 44% gave their current seating a C grade or lower.
  • Maximize space with desk and drawer organizers and multifunction devices, such as all-in-one printers.
  • Improve ergonomic support by providing ergonomically correct equipment and offering help with setting it up. Only 1% of respondents received this valuable support.

Technology

  • Emphasize communications technologies to stay in close contact with telecommuters. Respondents rely heavily on email (96%), instant messaging (68%), videoconferencing (44%), and unified communications technologies (25%) to communicate from their home offices.
  • Be proactive about security, an increasingly important task to prevent data loss, breaches, and viruses that can spread to company networks. Over two-thirds of telecommuters say they didn’t receive any IT security training before switching to telecommuting.
  • Encourage automated data backup to prevent data loss. Nearly a third of respondents say they never back up their data.

 

 

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Connectrac wireways offer discrete power and technology connectivity in open interior spaces of all kinds; affordably, quickly and with long-term flexibility.



When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Mitsubishi Electric’s H2i R2-Series heat pumps provide 100% heating capacity down to 0° F and simultaneous heating and cooling down to -4° F delivering year-round comfort, regardless of climate zone.

 
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