Telecommunications in the workforce

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The world of telecommunications has opened up many new avenues for both employers and employees. In the past, nine to five days spent in the office where mandatory with the only days spent at home being holidays, sick days, or vacation days. When out of the office on those sick days or vacation days, many employees found themselves spending a portion of the day on the telephone taking care of problems that came up in the office. Most of those situations have been rectified with office capabilities afforded companies through the use of telecommunications.

Today, it is not unusual for most companies to have a portion of their employees either full-time or part-time telecommuting. Employees who are telecommuting can log into their company’s computer system from a remote location, either at home or elsewhere, and perform their regular work duties. Some offices are even virtual offices. This is a definite plus to an employee in more ways than one.

Telecommuting employees do not have the stress of an actual commute to and from their place of employment. For employees who reside a distance from their place of employment, the time saved due to no commute to and from work, can add up. These employees would feel as though their workday was much shorter all while putting in the same actual work hours. In addition, an employee who travels a great distance to work or has battled heavy traffic on the way to and from work, is more likely to be stressed out which probably equates into a less productive work day. Those employees, who telecommute, can hit the ground running because they did not have any commuting related stress.

In addition, those people who do not have to bear the expense of daily travel to and from work, will see a large monthly savings. Money saved from using less gas and less wear and tear on their vehicle will definitely add up. That savings, coupled with the savings from the purchase of professional office clothing and the purchase of lunch out everyday can potentially be enormous.

However, the employee is not the only one who can benefit from a telecommuting business situation. Employers save in the long run because a happy employee is a productive employee. The bottom line always comes down to money. More money in the pockets of telecommuting employees means happier employees. More productivity means more money for the employer and that will absolutely make the employer happy.

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