I thought these stats were interesting:
Last year, researchers from Penn State analyzed 46 studies of telecommuting conducted over two decades and covering almost 13,000 employees. Their sweeping inquiry concluded that working from home has “favorable effects on perceived autonomy, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, performance, turnover intent, and stress.”
The article also notes that managers are taking notice, or at least they’re SAYING that they are:
Earlier this year, an IDC report from Asia found that 81 percent of managers believe telecommuting improves productivity, up from 61 percent in 2005.
Interesting stuff. Read the whole thing. Maybe we ARE looking at a turning of the tides on this issue.