Saturday, January 20, 2007

Survey: Telecommuting makes sense -- for people who are in no hurry to get promoted

Newsflash: A global survey of 1,300 executives by Los Angeles-based executive search firm Korn/Ferry International confirms the obvious.
Maybe Woody Allen was right, that 80% of life really is just about showing up.

At least that's what most executives seem to think about people who work from home.

Telecommuters are less likely to get promoted than peers who head into the office every day, according to a global survey of 1,300 executives released Tuesday by Los Angeles-based executive search firm Korn/Ferry International.

That's even though most of the executives consider telecommuters to be at least as productive as their desk-bound colleagues, according to the survey.
Yes, kids -- face time counts. Performance and productivity are not enough. It's hard to score points in the career game if the boss never sees you.

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