Telework helps save space on our roads by reducing commute trips. Working from home or a nearby satellite office also increases employee performance and job satisfaction, and expand a company's opportunities for recruiting and retaining employees.
WSDOT telework pilot brings home sustainability
These days technology makes it possible to carry your desk with you, which begs the question: Why spend 30 minutes to an hour each day going back and forth to the office?
A pilot project is acquainting WSDOT workers with an option that saves them time and money, cuts fuel emissions and, for many, heightens productivity. It’s called telework, and it’s bringing home the idea of efficiency in the workplace.
“For the right employee with the right kind of work, telework offers a surprising range of benefits,” said WSDOT’s Telework Pilot manager Brooke Hamilton. “What we’re finding is much like what other private and public employers across the country already know – a well-designed and thoughtfully managed program saves time and money for workers and employers; it creates a more satisfied and efficient workforce; it supports continued operations during major emergencies, such as a storm or earthquake; and it reduces transportation emissions.”