Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Leadership and strategic planning
- Does your company have any formal policies on telecommuting? If so, what are they?
- What are your personal telecommuting habits?
- Has staff reporting to you broached the topic of telecommuting? What are their stated reasons for asking about it?
I’ll go first. Although my commute to the office is a not-so-bad 20 minutes, I usually telecommute on Friday. I enjoy it because I save gas and consider it a somewhat relaxing end to the workweek. I stay in touch with my colleagues through instant messenger, e-mail and cell phone when necessary. Perhaps most importantly, when I work from home, I often find myself working through lunch and later into the evening without even realizing I’m doing it. So my employer is benefiting, too.