Two Link Tuesday: Telework Edition

Due to our recent and hopefully last bout of winter weather, many of you may be reading this post at home in your pajamas instead of at the office (not saying you don’t also wear your pajamas to the office, but if you do, please tell me where you work). Anyway, I digress. If you are teleworking today, you are one of the nearly 10 percent of workers who telecommute/telework worldwide (via Ipsos/Reuters poll). Since yesterday marked the official start of National Telework week, today’s Two Link Tuesday is all about – you guessed it – teleworking! We’ll be spending the next several posts talking about why teleworking is a great option and how you can incorporate it into your work schedule as well.

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“I walk into a Starbucks near my home in Washington. There in the back is a middle-aged man with a grande and a laptop.”

You may have a preconceived idea about what “type” of people work from home, but a recent WUNC Radio feature revealed that our ideas may not match reality – not even close. Teleworking, in fact, isn’t for harried mothers or latte-loving twenty-somethings. Click for the full interview with Cali Williams Yost, a workplace flexibility strategist and CEO of the Flex+Strategy Group (WUNC).

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“Working from home results in a 10%-20% increase in employee productivity.”

The average commute is 45 minutes each way, taking up 1.5 hours of what could be productive work time. Telecommuting also offers decreased pollution and stress. Enter “Work From Home Fridays.”  Show this infographic to your boss and see if you can join the Work From Home Fridays movement. 

Do you telework? Want teleworking to be part of your work schedule? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook and your comments could be featured on an upcoming blog post!

– Grace

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