Attention Georgia employers and employees: the second annual Georgia Telework Week is upon us. Monday marks the start of Telework Week 2011, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and The Clean Air Campaign want Georgians to learn more about the benefits of teleworking.
Benefits of Teleworking
- No traffic and traffic-related stress
- Reduce auto fuel expenditures
- Reduce tailpipe emissions
- Increase worker productivity
- Good for business
Between 2007 and 2010, there was a 35 percent increase in teleworkers in Georgia with more than half of the 600,000 telecommuting employees working from home at least once a week. This growth is likely part of the reason that Microsoft recently named Atlanta as the most telework-friendly city in the nation.
If you’re a business owner in the state, take a minute to visit The Clean Air Campaign’s website to find out how you can introduce a teleworking policy in the workplace. While you’re at it, sign up for the Georgia Telework Summit, which will be held on Sept. 15 at the Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta.
Commuters are also asked to get involved this week — even if they don’t currently work at a telework-friendly company. The Clean Air Campaign has resources available to help you work with your employer to institute a telework policy, and there’s no better time than Georgia Telework Week to get this process started.
Learn more about telecommuting and how to support the campaign by visiting the Georgia Telework Week website.