Spending Time Commuting vs. Computing?

As more and more companies incorporate work from home initiatives, the controversy of whether or not it’s productive for the business is a hot topic. A perspective often less discussed are the benefits in health and savings that employees may gain. We came across a couple of interesting posts from lifehacker.com that gather some of the benefits of shortening the time spent commuting. We can all personally relate to the frustration and exhaustion that long daily commutes (especially in Los Angeles!) can cause. There is an opportunity for employers to provide some relief to their staff and boost happiness overall, not to mention some real advantages in boosting work productivity.

With the technology available to provide all of the resources for employees to work remotely, companies are starting to take a real look at solutions to lower their overhead and provide benefits that their workers really value. Checkout these articles from lifehacker.com that take a look at the cost and health effects of long commutes:

Long Commutes Are Sucking the Life Out of You: Shortening Yours by 20 Minutes Could Save Your Health

The True Cost of Commuting: You Could Buy a House Priced $15,900 More for Each Mile You Move Closer to Work

Ditching Your Commute Is the Happiness Equivalent of a $40,000 Raise