Economic Benefits of Telework for Employers

Principal Investigator(s):

Adeel Lari, Former Researcher, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project summary:

Market research conducted through the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) project on telework shows that employers need to be convinced of the economic benefits of telework before they will embrace such a policy. If telework is to gain widespread support in government and industry, employers need to be presented with strong evidence that telework is good for their bottom line and industry productivity. It is not clear that previous research has documented the impacts of telework from an employer perspective. This research project investigated the possible bottom line and economic advantages to employers of telework policies in order to fill this gap in the literature and to provide evidence to employers considering telework policies.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2011002
  • Start date: 06/2010
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Planning and Economy
  • Topics: Economics