company was bursting at the seams, with cramped quarters at his headquarters in
Shelton. On the verge of signing a lease for additional office space that would
have added significantly to overhead and reduced profitability, Howe contacted
the professionals at Telecommute Connecticut! to explore the feasibility of telework
for his business.
After contacting Telecommute Connecticut!, a no-cost analysis of Howe’s
organization determined that some of the firm’s financial and data entry
staff were ideal candidates for telecommuting. Telecommute Connecticut! experts
provided assistance to work with Howe to develop a formal telecommuting policy
that met his business’ needs, including establishing policy guidelines,
criteria and training recommendations and conducting a needs analysis prior
to implementation. A pilot program was launched, with full implementation following
While Telecommute Connecticut! analysis revealed that several categories of
Gregory & Howe’s staff were well-suited to telework, the needs assessment
revealed that improvement in technology and telephony was needed to fully implement
the telework program. The program launched after the improvements were made.
“The people at Telecommute Connecticut! are the
best. You couldn’t ask for more…extremely sensitive to concerns of
people in the company. The entire process could not have been handled more professionally.”
- Increased Company Revenues: The telework program improved
the company’s use of existing office space, eliminating the need for
additional, costly office space and new workstations.
- Thousands of dollars saved in overhead translated to increased
- Increased Productivity = No Payroll Increase: Teleworkers’
productivity increased as they were able to work during time previously spent
commuting to and from the office. As a result, Gregory & Howe was able
to postpone pending payroll additions that would have diminished company revenues.
- Increased Net Pay For Employees: Telecommuting allowed employees
to reduce their expenses associated with working, such as commutation -
leaving them with more money netted from their paychecks.
Howe, Chief Operating Officer, Gregory & Howe, Shelton, CT