Benefits of taking the superhighway to work

Flexible work arrangements can take a bite out of a $2.7-billion absenteeism problem
By Tracy Fleming
|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 06/10/2003


nowstorms. Traffic congestion. Road closures.

They can turn the morning commute into a nightmare for employees. And even when workers finish fighting their way into the office after spending hours trapped behind the wheel, distractions can continue as meeting after meeting pulls them away from daily tasks. It all adds up to a recipe for a pretty unproductive workforce.