Mistrust ‘number one barrier’ to telework

But case studies and research show telework can actually increase productivity
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/29/2008

When Asif Rehman, a married father of two young children, first started to work from home two years ago, he did it so he could juggle the demands of work and family.

“It was a good way to get work-life balance to allow me to do the things I have to do professionally but also give me time for my family as well,” said Rehman, who is the director of solutions marketing for communications technology company Mitel.

But over time, Rehman found working from his home in Ottawa two days a week helped him get more work done.