The Company believes that work from home can have several positive outcomes, which includes increased productivity, improved employee morale, higher talent retention rates.
Logitech, the Swiss computer peripherals company, will observe October 10 as ‘Work from Home Day’. The Company with workforce of 7,000 people, has asked its employees from across the globe to work from home on that day. However, this will be more of a voluntary exercise. While the back-end operations can work from home, the option is not feasible for customer-facing departments.
The Company believes that working from home can have several positive outcomes, which includes increased productivity, improved employee morale, and higher talent-retention rates.
It refers to a workplace analytics survey which indicates benefits for both the employees and the employer.
- Two-thirds of the respondent employees want to work from home.
- 80 per cent of respondent employees consider telework as a job perk.
- 36 per cent would choose working from home over pay raise.
- Almost 50 per cent of respondents feel their commute is getting worse.
- Over two-thirds of respondent employees report increased productivity among telecommuters.
- 95 per cent of employers say telework has a high impact on employee retention.
- Average real-estate saving with full-time telework is $10,000 per employee per year.
- Telework expands the talent pool – it’s important because over 40 per cent of the employers are feeling the labour pinch.
Sumanta Datta, managing director and cluster head, India, Indonesia and South West Asia, Logitech, announced the initiative saying, “We believe this initiative will not only add to the average productivity of the employees, but will also lower the load on public infrastructure, thereby reducing emissions and creating carbon savings. We are also reaching out to all our partners to join us in this initiative to make a difference to our people and our planet.”