Avoid traffic altogether by working from home. Teleworking or using an alternative work schedule give you a desirable and flexible option.
Thinking about teleworking?
Whether it’s called teleworking, telecommuting, or working from home or a remote office, it’s one of the most desirable commute options in the greater Seacoast and across the U.S.
Telework refers to work that is done from a location other than the usual place of business – for example, your home or a satellite office.
Teleworking can be part-time, full-time, just occasionally, or only during emergency conditions.
There are numerous benefits to teleworking:
- Increasing your productivity (studies have shown 10-20%)
- Working at your peak times
- Reducing your commuting time and costs
- Reducing the stress of commuting
- Improving your job satisfaction
- Decreasing air pollution and traffic congestion
Is teleworking right for you?
Successful teleworking depends on your personal work-style and type of job. Honestly consider the following to see if it would be a good fit for you.
Your work characteristics:
- Social – If you tend to talk with co-workers in the office, you can get more work done in a less distracting, uninterrupted environment
- Well trained – You need to be confident in your ability to finish assigned duties and projects
- Work independently – If you can manage your time and work independently in the office, you should be able to do this at home.
- Requires little face-to-face interaction and spur of the moment decisions with co-workers or manager
- Can access information through technology and doesn’t need significant access to hard copies of documents
- Doesn’t require daily use of office supplies and equipment
- Has measurable work outcomes
Make the case to your manager
If you think teleworking is right for you, here are some tools to help you make your case: