Most Executives Believe Telework Leads to Career Stagnation

Los Angeles — April 12

A new survey by the Korn/Ferry Institute found that most executives embrace telecommuting as a strategy to boost productivity and allow working parents to continue their careers. However, most also see it as an avenue to career stagnation.

Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed earlier this month say their companies allow telecommuting — 94 percent of executives, in fact, see telecommuting as an important option for working parents.

Despite it being an essential perk for work-at-home parents, however, 60 percent believe telecommuting can limit career growth.

Moreover, though the vast majority of executives believe telecommuters should be paid as much as other workers in comparable jobs, 2 in 10 disagree with the notion that pay should be equitable, regardless of work location, according to the survey.

The survey also found that 77 percent of executives have worked from home at some point in their careers, and that 58 percent are telecommuting now.

The survey, which involved more than 300 respondents, was conducted from March 11-20.

Source: Korn/Ferry International