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Home workers also reported higher work satisfaction, better work attitudes and lower attrition rates, according to the Stanford study, released last week.
In a 2010 study at Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life, telecommuters were better able to balance family and work life than those who worked at an office. The study, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, also found that telecommuting benefits a company more in a troubled economy.
"A down economy may actually give impetus to flexibility because most options save money or are cost-neutral," wrote the study’s lead author, BYU professor E. Jeffrey Hill. "Flexible work options are associated with higher job satisfaction, boosting morale when it may be suffering in a down economy."
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