Fifty percent of employees say they’re more productive when they telecommute while 23 percent say they’re much more productive, according to a new survey by Team Viewer, a provider of remote control and online meetings software.

Another 45 percent of respondents report that telecommuting reduces their daily travels by 21-50 miles each day, and 80 percent of respondents say saving money on gas and eliminating commuting are some of the greatest perks of telecommuting. Other telecommuting benefits are an improved work-life balance at 54 percent, lower stress and better health at 52 percent, ability to complete household chores while working at 50 percent, moving away from office gossip at 38 percent and being near children during the day at 35 percent.

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