Why commuting is adding to the office workload

The daily commute not only gets you into work, but also apparently ends up bringing work home to you.

According to this Buzz Conferencing infographic, one in ten people say that delays caused by problems on the rail service result in them being put under pressure to complete their day-to-day tasks outside of office hours.

Delays and cancellations are almost considered to be par for the course when it comes to using public transport and regular setbacks are becoming the bane of the working week for not just commuters, but their employers as well.

With transport delays costing the UK economy an annual £1 billion, many firms are desperate for alternatives that will see their staff become less dependant on this unreliable system.

Nearly one in five (18 per cent) commuters have said that they now use mobile devices to help them continue their work on the way home, making use of what has traditionally been classified as ‘dead time’ as they sit on the train or bus. This has been made easier in recent times by the adoption of cloud computing technology, meaning employees can access their office database from anywhere via their smartphone, tablet or home computer.

Taking this approach one step further, businesses may want to consider extending the policy to cut out the commute altogether from time to time. By allowing staff to occasionally base themselves from home, this can potentially save plenty of headaches when it comes to the usual delays we’ve come to expect when travelling into the office itself.

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Why commuting is adding to the office workload
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