Posted August 21, 2013 by

Most Employees Would Choose to Work from Home; Office Workers Express Jealousy of Telecommuters

Traveling to work each day is more costly to some people than others.  Have you ever thought about what it would be like to work from home?  Well, it seems that more employees would choose this option if possible.  However, for employees who do telecommute, they are more than likely to experience some jealousy among co-workers.  Learn more in the following post.

With discussions about the pros and cons of telecommuting taking place throughout organizations around the world, Kona, the social collaboration platform from Deltek – a leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions, has released the results of a survey showcasing public sentiment on this issue and how workers are adopting technologies to work, communicate and collaborate better together.

According to the survey results – conducted in conjunction with SodaHead.com:

– 70% of workers would rather telecommute than work in the office. For workers between the ages of 35 – 44, the numbers jumped to 81%, while only 66% of those between 18 – 24 wanted to work remotely. In addition, 70% of parents would rather work from home.

– In offices that allow employees to work remotely, jealousy is present. The survey found that 57% of respondents said that working remotely spurs jealousy among remote colleagues. For workers over the age of 65, the numbers jump to 65%. 60% of parents and 75% of those that earn over $100K per year are jealous of co-workers that telecommute.

– With major advances in social business tools and platforms, the survey reveals that many companies and workers are not taking advantage of technologies that can make working remotely more productive and collaborative. 64% of respondents feel that email is an effective way to communicate within a group, 20% still use “paper and pen” to keep track of group activities and 22% keep track of everything “in their head.”

Scott DeFusco

Scott DeFusco, Deltek’s Vice President of Product Strategy and Management for Kona

“Innovation combined with the right leadership, processes and people allows businesses to be more adaptable to the needs of their teams, spurring a more productive environment — whether that’s a traditional, virtual or hybrid work setting,” said Scott DeFusco, Deltek’s Vice President of Product Strategy and Management for Kona.

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