Agile work programs would increase GNP, reduce the national debt, and bring the balance of trade back in our favor. It would substantially reduce our Gulf Oil dependence. It would reduce traffic jams and the carnage on our highways. It would alleviate the strain on our crumbling transportation infrastructure. It would help reclaim many of the jobs that have been lost to offshoring, and provide new employment opportunities for at-home caregivers, the disabled, and the un- and under-employed. It would improve family life, and emancipate latchkey kids. It would substantially bolster pandemic and disaster preparedness. It would reduce global warming. And it would save companies and individuals billions of dollars.
Cost savings from telecommuting will encourage home-shoring and bring back many of the jobs that have been lost to foreign labor
It’s not for everyone
Career fears from â€˜out of sight out of mind’ mentality
IT infrastructure changes may be necessary
Employment Law and OSHA Concerns
Local Zoning Issues
For a roundup of the latest statistics on who’s telecommuting and how much, visit our Telecommuting Statistics Page. For a look at how we as a nation could benefit from regular telework, visit our Telework Savings Potential Page.
It’s time to make the road less traveled the way to work.
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