Teleworking can have immediate impacts on our environment, air quality, and commuter mobility, reducing vehicle emissions and strain on existing infrastructure. The projected average annual impact of one person teleworking is 2,000 fewer miles driven, over 50 hour of commute time saved, and a great reduction of smog in the air we breathe.
On February 4th, Governor Nathan Deal proclaimed March 7-11 as the seventh annual Georgia Telework Week.
Front row, pictured from left to right: Lawrence Frost, Georgia Commute Options; Cara Vojdani, Georgia Commute Options; Victoria Wheeler, Georgia Commute Options; Emmanuella Myrthil, Georgia Commute Options; Governor Nathan Deal; Erin Clark, Georgia Commute Options; Beth Ament, Georgia Commute Options, Cain Williamson, Atlanta Regional Commission; Cobb County Commissioner, Tim Lee.
Back row, pictured from left to right: Dan Dolder, Georgia DOT; Phil Peevy, Georgia DOT; Scott Kemp, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ehren Bingaman, HNTB; Betty Cox, Department of Public Health; MARTA Chief Administrative Officer, Edward Johnson
Many employers in the Metro Atlanta region with telework programs have seen employee increased productivity, in fact the American Management Association estimates that teleworkers are 10%-20% more productive than their office counterparts.
To learn more about the activities occurring during Georgia Telework Week, visit GaCommuteOptions.com/telework. You can also find information on the free telework consulting and training Georgia Commute Options provides.