Business trends change from year to year and sometimes even month to month. One of the most discussed about trends is telecommuting. There are a number of viewpoints concerning Telecommuting; unfortunately, as it is a relatively recent trend there is not much info around it. Does it make employees more productive or not? Does it make them happier, lonelier, disconnected, or more connected? What about the cost for the company? Does it cost more or less? These are some of the many questions businesses must contemplate when deciding if allowing employees to telecommute fits their company’s structure and style.
This study shows there can be great benefits to telecommuting. Below we’ve laid out some pros and cons:
Cons – the other side of the coin
At the end of the day, successful telecommuting takes strong time management skills from the employee, strong communication lines between the manager and the employees, last but not least managers need to have a strong understanding of the responsibilities of their employees and the time it takes them to complete the tasks. As we move deeper into this technological age, we see that people enjoy independent working more and more. So will telecommuting be the future of business or is it just a trend? What do you think?
Posted on: 12.02.11