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Staples Says Telecommuting Boosts Productivity

Would you believe that 40% of telecommuters would rather take a pay cut then stop telecommuting?

According to a recent survey from Staples Advantage, the B2B division of Staples, telecommuters “feel and work better” than those who work in an actual office. They’re happier, healthier and according to 86% of them, more productive.

While there are certainly a ton of advantages to working virtually, there are a few disadvantages:

With telecommuting on the rise (Forrester expects it to hit 63 million by 2016) and technology making it easier, telecommuting can be a great way for companies to keep employees happy and save money. However, as Staples notes, it’s important to have the right set-up and support in order for it to be rewarding for both parties.

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