Study Shows the Benefits of Working Remotely

Dreaming of a coding job that allows you to work from home? It’s not the impossible dream. About 80 percent of Americans would like to and about 40 percent actually have “workshift-compatible” jobs—jobs that can be accomplished remotely at least part of the time, according to a recent Telework Research Network (TRN) study.

The study, “Workshifting Benefits: The Bottom Line,” prepared for TRN by Citrix Online, shows the benefits of working remotely for both employees and employers.

TRN says that letting one employee work half of his or her time out of the office can save the company about $10,000 per year and the employee up to $6,800 per year. How so?

According to TRN, teleworkers are more productive, less likely to call in sick, and more likely to stay at a company that offers work-at-home benefits. That alone adds up to big savings for businesses, but companies can save even more on utilities and supplies when they allow their employees to work from home at least part time.

Part-time teleworkers also save money in the deal—about $2,000 – $7,000 a year—when taking into account reduced expenses for gas, car repairs, clothing, lunches, etc.

An infographic summarizes TRN’s findings. You might want to show it to your boss the next time you have that little chat about flex time.


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One Response to “Study Shows the Benefits of Working Remotely”

  1. cynthia (cyd) glefke says:

    i am one of those people who are dreaming of a job coding/billing from home. with so much of what we do these days transitioning over to electronics and websites, i know that somewhere down the line i will land my dream job. like lots of other people, i am tired of working for someone else, making money for them when i could be making money for myself as an independent contractor. i live and work in a very remote area where salaries are very low and jobs are very hard to come by. but working for myself, offering my services to companies all over the U.S., i could call the shots and start making some decent money for myself and my family. does anyone have any idea how many companies are totally electronic?

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