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House Vote Today on Telework Could Save $13.7 Billion A Year

OMB estimate of $30 million cost over five years is less than half of what they estimate a single snow day costs in lost productivity. The Telework Improvements Act (H.R. 1722) is getting a second chance in the House today. Defeated narrowly in May, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) reintroduced the Bill that would beef up federal telework participation. A similar bill (S.707) passed unanimously in...

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Telecommuting — The Bottom Line

“Dollars and Sense: Workshifting, Your Business & the Bottom Line” Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT If you watched the webinar and want more information go to our Telecommuting Makes Cents page. If you have questions that we didn’t answer during the webinar please leave a comment here and we’ll respond both with a reply here and by email.


Telecommuting Makes Cents

Telecommuting Makes Cents

If a picture’s worth 1000 words, this one says it all. It was prepared by  Citrix Online based on work we did over the last couple years to quantify the benfits of telework. The infographic below summarizes our findings that were included in our recentwhitepaper sponsored by Citrix titled, Workshifting: The Bottom Line (2.3Mb PDF).


Telecommuting and Swine Flu in the News

Image via Wikipedia Karen Klein at BusinessWeek.com included some of our words of wisdom in a story about about telecommuting and Swine Flu today. Before another flu season is upon us, companies should be planning for how they’re going to respond to an  H1N1 outbreak. Her suggestions for employers include: Practice telework now – don’t wait until the worst happens to find out don’t know...

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Fox Watching the Broadband Henhouse

Fox Watching the Broadband Henhouse

Highspeed broadband is essential for telework so we’re delighted to see that $7.2 billion of the President’s stimulus package is earmarked for improving our nation’s information highway. There’s a really excellent article on the topic by Drew Clark at BroadbandCensus.com today. They’re an independent non-profit provider of news about broadband technology and internet policy. Naturally, they’ve been weighing in on how those stimulus monies should...

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Telework as a Sustainability Solution

Kate recently presented telework as a sustainability solution to the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership. While you won’t get the full effect of being there, here is the Powerpoint portion of the presentation. Telework as Sustainability Solution Here’s a short video clip from the program – apologies in advance for the quality. If you’d like us to talk to your group about the economic, environmental,...

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Telework Can Prevent Swine Flu

Telework Can Prevent Swine Flu

Growing concerns about a swine flu pandemic highlights one of the major advantages of telework, telecommuting and work from home programs: you won’t get sick if you aren’t exposed. Concerns about what would happen in the event of a flu pandemic places telework at the cornerstone of U.S. government agencies’ disaster response plan. Disaster preparedness is a hot topic with private employers as well. Studies...

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