An unfortunate but revealing data point confirms what many of us all already know: telecommuting programs are not supported nor endorsed at work. There is a silent yet undeniable hesitation to support a program that, admittedly, would give employers less control. Of course, on the flip side of middle managers having less control, companies that actively support telecommuting experience reduced costs, enhanced productivity amongst their workforce and less "sick time" abuse. Of course, telecommuting holds huge environmental benefits since it takes cars off the streets, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption while making our highways safer. As if that weren't enough, employees who telecommute are happier, committed and more loyal to their employers.
I think it's time for a telecommuting revolution!