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401 East Water Street
P.O. Box 1505
Charlottesville, VA
22902-1505

(434) 295-6165
(888) 974-5500 toll free
(434) 979-1597 fax

rideshare@tjpdc.org

Telework

When you move the work to the workers instead of vice-versa everyone can benefit: employers, workers, and the communities in which they live.

Teleworking is an extension of the workplace, enabling employees to be productive in a location other than the normal "office" by using the phone and the computer.

The spread of home-based businesses has done much to enhance the image of teleworking, and many preparedness experts tout the value of decentralized office environments. In the Washington, D.C. area, for example, many Fortune 500 and government employees work from one of 19 government-subsidized telework centers.

RideShare provides individuals and employers with information and assistance in implementing telework policies and programs. Call us or e-mail for more information.

Good for Employees

Whether or not a business succeeds and grows depends more and more on the people that make up the organization. By working with employees to structure a productive telework environment, a company improves its long-term prospects and keeps good people. Employee benefits include

  • Reduction of stress due to fewer long, congested commutes
  • Improved productivity resulting from fewer interruptions and distractions
  • Enhanced time management and opportunity for flexible work schedules
  • Improved balance between work and family life, boosting employee satisfaction

Good for the Bottom Line

Telework is an effective tool for businesses looking for a competitive edge. By improving productivity and cutting overhead costs, telework can help maximize profits, and allow an organization to expand and prosper over the long run. Business benefits include

  • Strengthened employee recruitment and retention
  • Reduced absenteeism, sick leave, and late arrivals
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Increased employee satisfaction
  • Reduced costs for office space and parking
  • Expanded geographic access to skilled workers
  • Enhanced public recognition as an innovative business and a good corporate citizen

What We Offer:

  • Increased organizational knowledge of costs and benefits of Telework
  • Increased organizational knowledge of telework options in our region
  • Facilitate the creation of "telework" task forces within organizations
  • Facilitate creation of telework pilot programs by providing a framework for program implementation, including the identification of:
    • Risk management concerns
    • Training requirements & concerns
    • Technological needs
    • Program evaluation practices.

In order to help organization identify the best policies and guidelines for your organization to follow when implementing a telework pilot program, RideShare has developed a Telework Portfolio, which we can use to help guide your organization during the program implementation phase. This invaluable resource contains templates for preliminary costs-benefits analyses, telework FAQ's and suitability surveys for managers and their employees, program development guidelines, telework office procedures, remote office safety checklists, teleworker agreements, and more!

Contact RideShare

A program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
401 East Water Street - P.O. Box 1505 - Charlottesville, VA 22902-1505
(434) 295-6165 - toll free (888) 974-5500 - fax (434) 979-1597
rideshare@tjpdc.org