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Busting telecommuting myths: research uncovers hidden benefits

Telecommuting is increasing in popularity as both businesses and employees experience the productivity, cost savings and benefits it offers. A recent interview with Dr. Kathryn Fonner, Assistant Professor at UW-Milwaukee, breaks through several telecommuting myths and demonstrates the impact and value telecommuting for employees, including:

  • increased job satisfaction,
  • reduced stress and time pressure due to interruptions, and
  • less exposure to office politics and associated negativity.

A unique discovery included that telecommuters exchange information with their supervisors and colleagues less frequently than their in-office counterparts; however, teleworkers have similar levels of access to quality and timely information, proving that more information is not always better. Watch the short video below to learn these revealing facts and more:


Would you like to learn more about the benefits and challenges of telecommuting and how you can be a part of this growing trend? Download PGi’s FREE eBook today!


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