Abraham Harrison LLC, where I work, is promoting not only a cutting-edge work environment, but an environmentally-friendly work place as well. The simple fact is that the workers at AHLLC are not commuting every day. To understand the savings afforded by thousands of people working from their homes, you need to first understand the reduction in commute time. Consider this:
- The average one-way commute distance per trip is approximately 19.5 miles (or 39 miles round trip)
- The average number of round trip commutes of about 1000 workers per year, assuming 50 work weeks, is 250.
- By eliminating the need for say 1,000 people to commute, there is an actual reduction in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) of 9,750,000 miles. In other words, almost 10 million miles not traveled.
Even though Mark and I are Virtual Company Spokesmodels and Abraham Harrison LLC is a Virtual Company Case Study, I still feel really compelled to never cease pimping and promoting all the sundry reasons to take your company virtual. More ammo from the Wall Street Journal, Online Tools Help Home-Based Firms.
All of us staffers at Abraham Harrison LLC work on our own so all of us could spend all day on Facebook. I like to think we’re all adults here; however, according to the BBC, most employers as well as most employees are children. What do you think? Limit, block, or unlimited?
Workers who spend time on sites such as Facebook could be costing firms over £130m a day, a study has calculated.
According to employment law firm Peninsula, 233 million hours are lost every month as a result of employees “wasting time” on social networking.
The study – based on a survey of 3,500 UK companies – concluded that businesses need to take firm action on the use of social networks at work.
Some firms have already banned employees from accessing Facebook.
Via the BBC