Telework & Well-being Integration: Advantages, Challenges & Tips

This resource is intended for use by well-being practitioners, work-life and telework program managers, leaders at all levels, and other stakeholders interested in championing flexibility and shaping the future of work.

This resource is intended for use by well-being practitioners, work-life and telework program managers, leaders at all levels, and other stakeholders interested in championing flexibility and shaping the future of work.

Telework is disruptive to the traditional workplace, having become a global trend with over 50% of employees worldwide working from home at least once a week. Its potential savings through reduced absenteeism and real estate costs, as well as enhancements to employee engagement, performance and retention, have attracted the attention of many large employers. Its prevalence, while growing, varies by job type and country. This Business Group on Health publication describes the benefits and challenges of telework on the five dimensions of well-being—social connectedness, emotional health, physical health, financial security and job satisfaction—and provides recommendations to maximize the organizational benefits of telework while advancing employee health and well-being.

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