Telework for Commuters
Teleworking, sometimes known as telecommuting, is the practice of working from home instead of traveling to a centralized workplace, office, or other facility. This practice completely eliminates commuting on days when it occurs. Some employers offer teleworking full time, while others do so on a part-time basis. OCTA is committed to removing cars from the road and teleworking helps achieve the organizational goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled.
Increase Productivity – 35-40% higher employee productivity was reported by teleworkers in a study conducted by Global Workplace Analytics.
Reduce Carbon Footprint – Teleworking reduces environmental impacts because there are no emissions.
Decrease Stress – Eliminating time spent in stop-and-go traffic can reduce stress significantly. Stress associated with commutes has been attributed to many adverse health conditions.
Tips for Success
Carve Out Office Space – Dedicating a space – even a corner of your living room – can help you feel more productive and focused. out our Home Office Safetylist to make sure your workspace is optimal.
Take a Walk to Break Up Your Day – make sure to get some fresh air to help prevent burnout.
Set Up Expectations with Family Members – Discuss your need for minimal distractions and quiet time with your housemates.
Productivity and Wellness Resources
PC Magazine: 20 tips for working from home
Inc.: Working remotely for the first time? These seasoned experts have advice for you to follow
Forbes: Coronavirus career advice - 8 ways to be more effective while you work from home
Forbes: Four ways to refresh your routine when working from home
BBC: How to work from home - comfortably
Playcore: Promoting health and wellness while working from home
Everfi: Promoting workplace mental health in the age of COVID-19
San Diego Union Tribune: Are American’s actually more productive working from home?
Resources for Teleworking Parents
TDS Telecom: Ways to balance work and parenting young kids at home
Vox: Working from home with kids feels unsustainable. Here’s how to ease the burden
WireCutter: How to work from home with kids
Live Well San Diego: Live well @ home with children
Northwestern Mutual: Essential tips for parents working from home with kids