What are some of the advantages of telecommuting and remote work?

Advantages of telecommuting and remote work may include the following:

  1. Workplace flexibility is an employee benefit but can also be used as a management tool to increase efficiency and enhance productivity. It can be viewed as a mutually beneficial business process for employees and managers.
  2. Helps with employee attraction and retention.
  3. Produces time and cost savings for the employee resulting from reduced commuting.
  4. Produces cost savings for the company resulting from reductions in turnover and absenteeism.
  5. Decreases stress on employees and increases health and well-being which have impacts on absenteeism and lowers overall health care costs.
  6. Expands availability to clients.
  7. Increases employee commitment and engagement.
  8. Allows for business continuity during emergency circumstances such as a weather event or pandemic.