Telework Canada: The Bottom Line Benefits

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A summary of the employer, employee, and environmental benefits of telework in Canada based on a white paper prepared by the Telework Research Network.

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Telework Canada: The Bottom Line Benefits

  1. 1. WORKshift CanadaThe Bottom Line on Telework Based on research conducted by the Telework Research Network (© 2011)
  2. 2. “. . . The most single anti-productive thing we can do is ship millions of workers back and forth across the landscape every morning and evening” Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (1970)
  3. 3. Ø  8 out of 10 Canadians want toØ  4 out of 10 couldØ  only 3 out of 100 do © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. If the other 4.4 million did . . . just 2 days a week . . .§  National Savings . . . . . . . . . $53 Billion§  Company Savings. . . . .. . .. . $10,000 per telecommuter§  Individual Savings. . . . . . .. . $600 to $3,500 per person§  Environmental Savings. . . . . 1/3rd of Montreal commuters © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. If just government workers did: §  Productivity Increase . . . 350,000 Man Years §  National Savings . . . . . . . $15,000,000,000 © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Oh Yeah? Who Says So?§  Canada Department of Labour §  Transport Canada§  Canadian Automobile Association §  US Bureau of Transportation§  Canadian Chamber of Commerce §  US Environmental Protection Agency§  Public Health Agency of Canada §  US General Service Administration§  Statistics Canada §  Workopolis§  The Conference Board of Canada §  WorldatWork§  Toronto Board of Trade © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Show Me The Money! Company Savings Per 2 Day a Week Telecommuter Improvement $ SavingsProductivity 20% $5,958Real Estate 20% $1,561Absenteeism 6.3 days $2,022Turnover 10% $427 Tell ‘em what they’ve won Jane: $10,037 © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. Talent ShortagesØ  70% of employees are not engaged Ø  80% are ready to jump shipØ They’re bummed out, burned out and stressed outThis is not your father’s workforce! © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Employee Savings §  Time §  Money And There’s More! © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. Environmental Savings §  Oil / Energy §  Greenhouse Gases §  Road Wear & Tear And There’s More! © 2011 Telework Research Network – All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Contact InformationKate Lister, Lead Consultant / ResearcherTelework Research NetworkKate@TeleworkResearchNetwork.comRobyn Bews, Program ManagerWORKshiftCalgaryRBews@CalgaryEconomicDevelopment.comDownload: WORKShift: The Bottom Line on Telework from either website
  12. 12. Got Questions?

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