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Tuesday 31 July 2012

4 in 5 London firms using teleworking during Olympics

Four out of five London firms are utilising teleworking during the Olympic Games to minimise disruption top their business operations, a new survey reveals.

Research carried out by Harvey Nash and London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) shows that 80 per cent of companies in the capital are adopting this approach, with 46 per cent of businesses believing teleworking can help staff undertake work more quickly.

Furthermore, nearly a third of companies believe that it can improve the quality of an employee's work, and may retain the strategy even after the Games are over.

A recent survey by the two organisations suggested that a quarter of UK businesses have seen a reduction in annual costs of between £3,000 and £100,000 after implementing teleworking.

Albert Ellis, chief executive at Harvey Nash, said the Olympics provides the "perfect opportunity" for businesses to test out teleworking and what it can bring to a business.

Colin Stanbridge, chief executive of the LCCI, added: "Being flexible with how and where staff work can bring enormous benefits to a business and getting it right can add to the productivity of a firm as well as staff morale."

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Source: The Sales Director News

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