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In 2009 Forrester Research predicted that more than half the workforce would be teleworking by 2016: “Fueled by broadband adoption, better collaboration tools, and growing management experience, the U.S. telecommuting ranks will swell to 63 million by 2016. Those 29 million new telecommuters lined up five abreast would stretch from New York to LA! Leading […]

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China Business News (CBN) reports that telecommuting offers the greatest potential for carbon emission reductions in China. Guo Yonghong, chairman of China Mobile Hubei, told an audience of environmental experts, local government officials and company representatives that telecommuting could save 340 million tons of CO2 emissions in 2020. Virtual meetings could save 623 million tons of […]

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Recent research shows than 70% of the workforce is not engaged. They’re either wandering around in a fog or actively undermining their co-workers’ success. They’re burned out, disenfranchised, and over 80% are ready to jump ship. Eyeing the end of the recession, employees are no longer happy just to have a job. Boomers who haven’t […]

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Okay, maybe I’m a cheap date about anything that promotes remote work, but this video by WorkshiftCalgary brought tears to my eyes. If you can’t view the below video, go watch it over here. Robyn Bews, the project manager for WorkshiftCalgary, and her team have put together a truly impressive program to help Calgary businesses […]

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It’s time for state lawmakers to wake up to the fact that we live in a mobile world–one where work is a verb, not a place. Sadly, short of federal intervention, most states aren’t likely to change their ways anytime soon. According to the Survey of State Tax Departments, thirty-five states currently have laws that […]

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The Telework Improvements Act (H.R. 1722) got a second chance in the House on July 14th and won. The same bill was narrowly defeated in May. A similar bill (S.707) passed unanimously in the Senate on May 24th. While it’s been a mandate since the year 2000 that every federal worker telecommute to the maximum […]

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Consensus Would Save Taxpayers $11 Billion a Year Just two weeks after a narrow defeat in the House, the Senate unanimously passed legislation (S.707) that would beef up federal workshifting participation. Passage of H.R. 1722–The Telework Improvements Act, a nearly identical bill, missed by only 4% with all but one of the nay votes coming […]

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Our just released eBook “Workshifting: Bottom Line Benefits” (sponsored by Citrix Online) quantifies the business, individual, and societal impact that regular telecommuting could have on the nation and for small to mid-size companies. Less than 2% of U.S. employees work from home the majority of the time (not including the self-employed), but 40% hold jobs that are compatible […]

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If every person in the U.S. with a workshifting-compatible job worked at home on Earth Day, collectively it would: Save 900 Million vehicle miles Save 45 Million gallons of gas–$188 Million in consumer savings Save 2.3 Million barrels of oil–valued at $185 Million Eliminate 423,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases–the equivilant of taking 77,000 cars off […]

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