One of the persistent problems of teleworking, for those telecommuters and other teleworkers who have multiple “offices”, is keeping files synchronized between locations. In the earllier days of telecommuting we even had one telecommuter who dragged file drawers from the main office, put them in the car trunk, and trundled the whole works home the evening before starting a telecommuting day. Well, now there’s a better way, at least for Windows users.
One of the factors we don’t explicitly calibrate when we evaluate telecommuting programs is the health benefit of staying off the road. Well, we do actually assess a benefit in terms of the days of sick leave not taken by telecommuters (roughly 2 days annually less than non-telecommuters). But, thanks to an article in Forbes.com (and a tip from our colleague in Buenos Aires) you can assess your own health risks if you’re still commuting frequently.