Flexible working can reduce stress
Mobile working can help to reduce stress and leave workers financially better off, it has been claimed.
The Telework Association, which promotes mobile and flexible working, said that the method of work had obvious good points.
Peter Thomson, director of research at the organisation, commented: “There are clear financial benefits to individuals if they don’t have to travel to work for four days a week.
“All that doesn’t just save you time and make your life less stressed, but actually saves you money commuting as well.”
He added that with the rising price of fuel and rail fares, mobile working or working compressed hours could add up to a significant saving.
Figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics showed that commuters in office space in London tend to travel further and longer to get into work, with 56 per cent facing a journey of over half an hour there and back each day.