Telecommuting: Like Work, Without Pants

21 10 2008

I’ve been telecommuting this week and I’ve got to say its the best thing ever.  If you have a job that you can do from home, I would highly advise you to do so.  Brendan Koerner from Wired has a great piece on it.

“Last year, researchers from Penn State analyzed 46 studies of telecommuting conducted over two decades and covering almost 13,000 employees. Their sweeping inquiry concluded that working from home has “favorable effects on perceived autonomy, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, performance, turnover intent, and stress.” The only demonstrable drawback is a slight fraying of the relationships between telecommuters and their colleagues back at headquarters — largely because of jealousy on the part of the latter group. That’s the first problem you solve when you kill your office.”

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