A new telecommuting survey by intranet software developer Intranet Dashboard, shows that 70 percent of 390 respondents were restricted from teleworking, with the main reason cited as lack of trust in employees by upper management.
But management did acknowledge significant savings in infrastructure costs and absenteeism and gains in productivity when telecommuting was available to employees. Eighty-three percent of companies listed telecommuting as a company incentive or perk. And 95 percent of telecommuters have access to the company's intranet.
Telecommuting is expected to reach 100 million corporate employees working from home at least one day a month by 2008, according to Gartner and Deloitte.