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Telework Toolkit

It’s no secret—employees want flexibility. Telework can be a business solution in attracting and retaining a healthy, engaged workforce, but it comes with challenges employers and employees need to be understand. Telework & Well-being Integration: Advantages, Challenges & Tips for the Future of Work describes the impacts of telework on the five dimensions of well-being and provides business solutions to make telework work. It is designed to guide well-being practitioners, work-life and telework program managers, leaders at all levels and other stakeholders in championing flexibility and shaping the future of work.

Take the Telework & Well-being Integration Quiz

How do your telework practices impact employee well-being? Take the telework quiz below and gain new insights on how to maximize the benefits of telework while advancing employee health and well-being.

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Social Connectedness

Loneliness can be a challenge for teleworkers. Although many organizations have embraced new technology to enable working remotely, few employers have replicated informal social interaction and collaboration in a virtual setting.

The Social Connectedness section of Telework & Well-being Integration further breaks down the advantages and disadvantages, and offers solutions to overcome challenges and build a telework experience that enhances social connectedness, including:

  • Well-being Benefits & Tech Solutions
  • New Practices & Policies
  • Employee Habits to Encourage

Looking for more? Take the Telework Quiz to explore how telework impacts the all five dimensions of well-being or download the full Telework & Well-being Integration resource to discover actionable solutions.

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Emotional Health

Flexible work arrangements, including telework, can reduce root causes of workplace stress and burnout. Many teleworkers experience improved work-life harmony, but for others, blurred boundaries between one’s work and personal life cause difficulties.

The Emotional Health section of Telework & Well-being Integration takes a research-based approach to understanding three key areas telework can both affect: stress, work-life harmony and mental health.

Looking for more? Take the Telework Quiz to explore how telework impacts the five dimensions of well-being or download the full Telework & Well-being Integration resource to discover actionable solutions.

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Physical Health

Did you know non-teleworkers are at a greater risk for obesity, alcohol abuse, physical inactivity and tobacco use than teleworkers?

The Physical Health section of Telework & Well-being Integration explores how telework can impact employee health, including:

  • Ergonomics
  • Physical activity
  • Exposure to poor air quality
  • Spread of disease
  • Traffic accidents

Looking for more? Take the Telework Quiz, explore how telework impacts the five dimensions of well-being or download the full Telework & Well-being Integration resource to discover actionable solutions.

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Financial Health

Telework can save employers money by reducing real estate and utility costs, but they’re not the only beneficiaries. Working from home can save employees thousands of dollars a year and give them the valuable gift of time.

The Financial Health section of Telework & Well-being Integration  explores key areas that telework can save or cost employees money, including:

  • Transportation
  • Apparel
  • Home office supplies

Looking for more? Take the Telework Quiz to explore how telework impacts the all five dimensions of well-being or download the full Telework & Well-being Integration resource to discover actionable solutions.

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Job Satisfaction

As employers aim to recruit and retain a healthy and engaged workforce, it’s important to understand the improved job satisfaction, autonomy and performance associated with telework.

The Job Satisfaction section of Telework & Well-being Integration touches on three top drivers of job satisfaction that telework influences:

  • Autonomy
  • Flexibility and work-life
  • Trust between employees and their senior management

Looking for more? Take the Telework Quiz to explore how telework impacts the all five dimensions of well-being or download the full Telework & Well-being Integration resource to discover actionable solutions.

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