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Telecommuting Benefits

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Visit http://www.gomomentum.com/ to find out about UC communications. …

Visit http://www.gomomentum.com/ to find out about UC communications.

Virtual work is on the rise. Consumer-driven unified communications services are changing the landscape of the workplace and giving the jobforce the power to work from anywhere in the world. Virtual tools and UC solutions are making the days of a traditional workplace with centrally located employees a thing of the past for most businesses.

Equipped with a UC solution, employees can use the Internet to power real-time communications capabilities, including voice, instant messaging and web collaboration, and to hold meeting with audio and web conferencing tools. The agility of employee-driven communications can have a positive effect on both performance and job satisfaction.

Momentum did some research and compiled the most interesting data as a business case for telecommuting. Here’s what we found:

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  • 1. benefits oftelecommutingVIRTUAL WORK ON THE RISE: Work is no longer a place, it’s an action.
  • 2. IT’S GREEN With an average commute of 25 minutes, a worker would save nearly 109 hours per year of commute time. REDUCED CARBON FOOTPRINT Allowing 50% of the workforce to work from home part time would yield a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions equal to taking 9.6 million cars off the road for a year. HOMEWORK IS TRENDING SUPPORT DOMESTIC COMMERCEIf eligible workers would telecommutehalf of the time, we could cut Persian 75% Gulf imports by 75% and deplete foreign oil expenses by $23 billion. By 2016, 4 out of 10 U.S. professionals will work from home occasionally.
  • 3. HUGE FUEL SAVINGS Average commuters could put up to $1500 worth of gas money back into their wallet each year. RAPID ROI A typical business saves $11K per telecommuting employee per year. LOCATION INDEPENDENT BUSINESS MODEL A work anywhere approachDIMINISH OVERHEAD COSTS drastically cuts fees for realBusinesses could reap a financial gain estate, utilities and supplies.of $124 billion by permitting staff towork from home half of the time.
  • 4. HEIGHTENED WORK PRODUCTION Productivity has been shown to TO DO DONE increase by upwards of 20% when able to work from a home office. IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE Telework garnered a better work-life balance for 4 out of 5 employees. DRIVE SATISFACTION Telecommuting is a job perk noted by 80% of employees. Two-thirds would take a new job to reduce commute time. BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE The average employee reports a 25% decrease in stress.
  • 5. UC+ B.Y.O.D. THE NEXTMOVING ON UP BIG TRENDTwo-thirds of employeesalready use theirpersonal device for NETWORK PROTECTIONbusiness. Because of Secure, hosted solutionsthe BYOD phenomenon, make it easier to manage74% of businesses multiple remote locationsplan to invest in unified without escalating IT cost.communications.
  • 6. UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONSKEEP TELEWORKERS CONNECTED. HOSTED INSTANT VIDEO WEB EMAIL MESSAGING CONFERENCING COLLABORATIONTOP TELECOMMUTING CITIES10 in the UNITED STATES 1. Atlanta 2. Dallas 3. Phoenix 4. Seattle 5. Denver 6. Boston 7. Wash., D.C. 8. San Francisco 9. Houston 10. Minneapolis
  • 7. SOURCESTelecommuting: The Benefits of Working From Home - Business 2 CommunityWork Without Walls Report: Telework Trends 2011 - Microsoft6 Reasons to Hire Telecommuters - ChamberofCommerce.comTelecommuting Makes Cents - Citrix OnlineWorking From Home: Is It Right For You? - Mashable
  • 8. Contact MOMENTUM for cloud-based business solutions. 877.251.5554www.gomomentum.com