Long commutes have created many problems for society as a whole.
Such problems include:
*Less time to spend with family.
*Higher costs of commute associated with rising gasoline prices.
*Frustration with traffic.
*Predictably of getting to work on time.
*Increasing driving exposure increases change of automobile accident.
*Decrease energy due to long periods of driving.
*Deteriorating the mind from generating good ideas.
*and many others.
This system will allow those who are more productive at the workplace to go to work. And those that are better off staying at home to stay at home. Some jobs are already frustrating as it is. Long commute will add to that frustration and eventually result in unstainable performance and employee turnover.
I recognize that not all jobs is beneficial to the organization if the commutter option is allowed. Such as production workers or jobs that requires varous physical interactions. However, there is a vast amount of jobs that are telecomummutable, based on many studies and opinion surveys. The organization should focus on jobs that can be telecommutable and give all employee options.
*Employees save time from driving.
*Employee with disability issues can be more productive.
*Save money on gas.
*Less risk to automobile accident.
Immediate Benefits to the organization:
*Productive and energized workers
*Savings from less required real estate space
*Greater pool of potential employees
*Reduce need to outsource workers or jobs
*Improve employee retention
Conduct a cost and benefits analysis of a telecommuter program.