Work from home
- List of reasons and arguments in favor of having more staff working from home.
Netflix “We don’t measure people by how many hours they work or how much they are in the office. We do care about accomplishing great work.”
Twitter “We believe there are significant tangible and intangible benefits when employees are working under the same roof. We also recognize that every so often it’s important to be able to work remotely, and we allow for that flexibility.”
IBM In 2011, in just the U.S. alone, IBM’s work-at-home program conserved approximately 6.4 million gallons of fuel and avoided more than 50,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.”
Business News The study discovered that increased productivity, a desire for employees to have a better work-life balance, improved morale and lowering office costs were the main factors driving employer's decisions to allow employees to work from home.
ROWE Change the way you think about work (and life) by focusing on results—and only results
individuals can be more productive working at home, but teams can’t. Teams are always LESS productive when people are not together.
productivity declines, more often than not, because management is unclear on expectations and measures--it’s not just that people at home are slacking off.
No two companies are the same, so each must evaluate policies such as telecommuting based on how it will affect its customers, employees and bottom line."
- Who gets to work from home?
- Equipment requirements
- Health and safety
- Company security
- Monitoring performance
- What are your employees’ motivations?
- Wording your policy