Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the balance you desperately need.
We hope that you can take the advice for our series, “The 12 Days of Telework,” and use these tips, tricks and advice to achieve work-life balance this holiday season.
Want the full story with all the stats and figures for each day of telework? Check out the original blogs below, with my favorite excerpts:
“Two years ago, my husband and I left our home in Austin, TX and traded in our desk jobs for the opportunity of a lifetime; working and traveling throughout Europe and Asia-Pac in pursuit of adventure, the great outdoors and above all, WiFi.” ~Cora Rodenbusch
“Over the years at PGi, I’ve had the same conversation with executives and managers in a variety of fields about telecommuting. They say that telecommuting doesn’t work for their company, their industry or their people. This isn’t just an antiquated model of thinking. It’s wrong, and a backwards approach to business leadership in the modern age.” ~Boland Jones
“The benefits of telecommuting—for employees and companies—will come to life when you see the numbers:
- The average commute for an American worker is 28 minutes and 22 miles.
- An estimated 40% of U.S. employees hold jobs that could be done at home.
- 59% of employees believe telecommuting at least part time is the ideal work situation.
- The average real estate savings for businesses with full-time teleworkers is $10,000 per employee per year.
“Save your miles and cash for an escape from the snow.” ~Me
“Having that level of freedom gives me the peace of mind that I can effectively manage my work responsibilities and my home life responsibilities while still having some time left over for me. The opportunity to pursue and craft my own unique work-life balance is the heart of telework.” ~Josh Erwin
“To be a successful telecommuter you still have to know when to show up.” ~Sara Pilling
“Channel your own Tiny Tim and listen to my story: “A Telecommuting Christmas Carol.” ~Me
“… My 12 Days of Telework message to my team and to all of you is this: make the most of this time of year. Whether you’re trying to make time for your friends’ tacky sweater party or you simply need to be home with the kids once school holidays begin, telework can make it all possible or, at the very least, a little easier.” ~Sean O’Brien
Happy holidays—and happy teleworking!