From Wi-Fi to Skype, you no longer have to travel to an office to get your work done. Whether it’s telecommuting, a compressed work schedule, flextime or proximate commuting, there are quite a few work options that can transform your work day and your company.
Working from home can be a great way to skip congested commutes. Plus, it can save you a lot of time and money.
Traditional “9 to 5” schedules mean people are traveling the roads at the same time each day – known as peak-hour travel times. By adjusting the time you start and end work, you can reduce congestion during rush hours, making everyone’s commute more manageable.
Why is telecommuting good for employees and employers?
- It’s a great way to boost morale.
- Studies show telecommuting increases productivity.
- It helps recruit the right employees with the skills you need.
Telecommuting is a good match for certain positions and certain employees. If your worksite is considering starting a telecommute program, reThink can advise your company on the best way to structure and monitor it. Contact us to begin the conversation.
Compressed Work Week – What Does That Mean?
- The 4/10 Schedule – Employees work four 10-hour days, instead of the traditional five days a week. This means one less day of driving.
- The 9/80 Schedule – The two-week work schedule is divided into eight nine-hour days (72 hours) plus one eight-hour day. The total adds up to 80 hours over two weeks. This option gives employees one extra day off every two weeks.
- The 3/36 Schedule – In this scenario, you work three 12-hour days each week. Employees could cover additional partial shifts to reach 40 hours each week.
Changing the time your employees head to work by even one hour can have significant impacts on traffic patterns and productivity. If you’re reThinking your work schedule, we can help get you started. It’s a great way to reduce congestion and improve your carbon footprint.