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Survey: Americans Stress Benefits and Demands of Telecommuting [Infographic]

on December 17, 2012

TeamViewer®, one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meetings software, recently announced the findings of its survey of 500 American adults ages 18 and older who work from home either full-time or part-time, conducted online by uSamp in October. The survey, which was drafted based on TeamViewer’s experience in office communication, found that half (50%) of telecommuters feel that they are more productive working from home, with 23% even saying that they are much more productive.

The survey also found that 45% of Americans believe the average telecommuter saves themselves from traveling 21-50 miles per day. This statistic becomes even more interesting given that the survey revealed 80% of Americans say that saving money on gas and having no daily commute are among the biggest benefits of working from home. The survey also showed further benefits Americans see when telecommuting including:

  • Improved work/life balance – 53.56%
  • Lower stress and better health – 51.98%
  • Ability to complete household chores while working – 50.4%
  • No involvement in office gossip – 37.55%
  • Ability to be near children during the daytime – 25.49%

When asked what advanced technologies Americans expect from telecommuting solutions, 45% said remote control of their computer desktops at work followed by:

  • Mobile access to my files both at work and at home – 43.48%
  • Ability to participate in office meetings as if you were in the same room – 40.32%
  • Ability to print remotely – 39.92%
  • Ability to work on a document through screen-sharing – 37.55%
  • Face to face video communication with colleagues and clients – 37.15%

“With an increasing number of employees requesting flexibility in the workplace, telecommuting has become inevitable,” said Holger Felgner, General Manager at TeamViewer. “TeamViewer provides a solution allowing employees to work from home without limiting their access to materials and tools they may not have otherwise.”

Have a look at our infographic (click on image to enlarge) to see other highlights from the survey:

Learn more about how TeamViewer can help improve your business with remote support and online meetings, or simply download your free trial now.

 

About the Author:

David Kelleher is Director of Public Relations at GFI Software. With over 20 years’ experience in media and communications, he has written extensively for business and tech publications and is an editor and regular contributor to Talk Tech to Me.

 
Comments
GiannaV. December 22, 20123:43 am

I love how you broke down the benefits of telecommuting. I also want to mention that telecommuting helps us cut down on gas expenses and vehicle maintenance. Not to mention the time lost driving or commuting when you could be doing other important things.