More data is emerging that supports offering employees the option to work remotely.

Employees view telework as a way to achieve work-life balance as their jobs become more demanding, and two-thirds of employers in a recent Flex+Strategy Group survey agreed that their business would suffer if they did not offer telework as an option.

And now, after PGi, maker of collaboration software, asked nearly 1,000 individuals in an online survey about their attitudes and experiences with telework, the responses overwhelming supported the concept.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.