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New data says 'let employees telecommute'

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This has been a familiar refrain echoing throughout the country.

It makes sense to allow employees to telecommute.

New data shows that is makes good business sense to telecommute.

Especially in the days leading up to the highways being jam-packed on a Labor Day weekend, like we just experienced.

On a holiday weekend like Labor Day, more than 35 million people are on the roads, so those that remain at home and have to work should telecommute.

TeamViewer, regarded at the top remote control and online meetings software has figured that companies and organizations can save money and bring productivity up by giving their employees a chance to telecommute.

A recent study shows that 9 out of 10 employees say they are as or more productive telecommuting from home rather than being stuck in an office. The get more accomplished and can work longer hours by eliminating the commute.

“Data from TeamViewer shows that businesses can increase productivity by allowing their employees to stay off the roads and work from home in the days leading up to the traffic-jammed Labor Day weekend. In fact, 9 out of 10 employees say they are as or more productive working at home than in the office, and many get more done and work longer hours when they can skip the commute time,” said Holger Felgner, General Manager at TeamViewer. “Employees who want to convince their bosses to allow them to work from home should highlight the benefits to the company and should always stay in constant contact with the office using reliable remote access and online meeting software like TeamViewer."

TeamViewer offers these tips for employees that are looking to pitch telecommuting:

· Consider Company Benefits — Your manager should know that when you work at home you start your day earlier and end later simply by subtracting commuting time.

· Constant Communication is Essential — Always stay in constant contact with the office. Set up reliable remote software like TeamViewer so that you can easily interact with your work computer from home. Nothing will sour your colleagues to your new work schedule faster than having to do extra work because you’re not there.

· Stay on Top of Your Work — Don’t fall behind on deadlines!

· Have a “Second-in-Command” — Telecommuting may lead to situations where you are unavailable during certain hours. Make sure to designate someone who will take over your role during times you are unavailable.

You can find more information about TeamViewer at www.teamviewer.com.

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