Communication Between Employees and Employers Key to Teleworking Success
There are many great reasons for employees and employers to adopt teleworking as an alternative to the daily commute. Companies can see increased productivity, employee satisfaction, reduced commuting costs, reduction in GHG, and more.
A recent article by Ian Gover (President and CEO of Teletrips) highlights some basic barriers to effective teleworking.
In Flex Gone Wild, he cites a study sponsored by Telus that looked at the current state of flexible work. The study reveals that despite modern technologies, one reason for flexible working failure could be due to poor communication between employee and employer.
- More than 40% of employees are not getting enough feedback from their managers when they're working remotely.
- 58% of managers indicate that they find it difficult to manage while employees are working remotely.
There's a clear opportunity to reap the benefits of teleworking as long as both employee and employer maintain the lines of communication.
Read Ian Gover's article Flex Gone Wild.