- Employee satisfaction. Research shows that telecommuting is a desirable employee benefit that leads to higher employee satisfaction if implemented properly.
- Tangible employee cost savings. Telecommuting saves time and stress associated with commuting to and from work, vehicle maintenance, gasoline, wardrobe, meals, etc.
- Enhances sustainability. Fewer commuters result in fewer miles driven on local roads, minimizing the environmental impact by reducing energy consumption.
- Saving space. Research indicates that organizations can save as much as $6,000 a year on office space for each telecommuting employee, depending on the frequency. Telecommuting employees also consume fewer utility (heating, air conditioning, water, sewer, etc.).
- Recruiting a strong work force. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, telecommuting policies make it easier to employ people with disabilities, working parents, workers with stay-at-home elders, and highly qualified employees who do not want to move/commute.
- Retaining key employees. The National Study of the Changing Work Force reported that 60% of workers without workplace flexibility "would be willing to make substantial trade-offs to have access to telecommuting and/or flex hour programs; they were more satisfied and productive in the workplace when they have flexibility and control."