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Blog // Connect Michigan

Telework and Corporate Culture

By Wil Payton

The challenges of implementing telework policies Thirty-two percent of federal workers are eligible to telework according to an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) report on the Status of Telework in the Federal Government. However, less than 25 percent actually exercise this option. The OPM report emphasizes that “telework can make employees more efficient, more accountable, and more resilient in emergency conditions...” Telework programs offer a significant life-enhancement component as well. Take the economic and environmental impact on individuals far removed from the nation’s capital as an example. A Connect Minnesota Telework report...

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Exploring the Benefits of Teleworking

By Wil Payton

National Telework Week is March 5-9. The Telework Exchange, a Virginia-based public-private partnership, formed to encourage government and industry to explore the benefits of teleworking, started the initiative in 2011. According to Connected Nation research, in 2010, 23% of businesses (approximately 519,000 businesses) and 27% of small businesses allow employees to telework or telecommute. This past January, Connect Michigan released Teleworking in Michigan – Empowering Workers Through Broadband, a report that examined the impact of teleworking across the state. Some of the findings from this report included the following: Altogether, 47...

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