Today, it is quite possible to carry out professional tasks outside the office. More than 60% of the French would be willing to work at home if they could, thanks to the unified communications, telecommuting tools usable by all and on any machine. While some employers remain skeptical about this new way of working, fearing a loss of productivity, the trend seems to develop irreversibly. Especially with the considerable deployment of collaborative work solutions, such as ezTalks Meetings for the application part or ezTalks Onion video conferencing equipment, making telecommuting a real economic stake.

What is Telecommuting?

It is a form of work organization enabling everyone to work outside the company’s offices on a regular basis and using new information and communication technologies.

It can be done from home, a second home, spaces dedicated to coworking, or in nomadic mode, that is to say in different workplaces depending on the activity to be carried out such as hotels, airports And other places of transit or transport. In short, everywhere outside the office.

Key figures on teleworking in large French companies:

  • 92% of employers consider that the first obstacle to the development of teleworking is the reluctance of intermediate managers
  • 85% of the implementation of teleworking is initially motivated by the improvement of the quality of life of employees
  • 32.5% is the average monthly allowance paid to teleworkers to compensate for the costs of teleworking
  • 22% average productivity gain in telework through reduced absenteeism, improved efficiency and time savings
  • 37 mn is the average time earned for the benefit of family life per day of telework
  • 45 min is the average additional sleep time per day of telework
  • 96% is the teleworking satisfaction rate of all stakeholders: teleworkers, managers, and employers
  • 144 is the number of trees to be planted per year to save as much CO2 as the average French teleworker in one year

Source: “Teleworking in large French companies: how distance transforms our working methods”. Synthesis delivered to the Minister in charge of Industry, Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy.

According to a study, 59% of French employees would like to get great telecommuting benefits.

For efficient teleworking, innovative solutions

There are now unified communications solutions that considerably simplify teleworking. When the digital environment has been designed accordingly, a computer and an internet connection are all that is required to have access to all the most effective collaborative tools.

With ezTalks Meetings, collaborative work is equally productive, whether you’re on a business, mobile or telecommuting basis. The opportunity to work at home provides many benefits:

  • Saves time: finished, time-consuming travel
  • Balance between private and professional life: a source of personal fulfillment at work
  • Savings: companies that hire teleworkers can increase their workforce without having to increase their office space

With ezTalks Onion, the teleworker has more flexibility in the organization of his work. With unified communications, it is more efficient and productive, while taking more time to focus on family, leisure and other activities than work.


In conclusion, reconciling work and private life is possible thanks to teleworking because new solutions allow it easily. Nevertheless, remaining productive and efficient while maintaining a perfect balance between work and family life requires a framework, limits and rules to be established between the employer, the teleworker and the employees.

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Doug Hahn