The Best Commute is No Commute

Remote work increases employee retention, reduces costs and boosts productivity. It’s “greener” than commuting and is the safest way to manage office work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Even though remote work has been made difficult due to the public health crisis (intrusive but essential child and family care duties, for instance) it has proved very quickly to be an effective work strategy. Expect a permanent, widespread adoption of telework among employers as its benefits hit their bottom lines and as more workers master remote work techniques.

In more normal times the average American adult spent nearly an hour per day commuting. Working remotely allows employees to gain this hour back. This added free time, along with avoiding the stress of traffic, can improve work-life balance and boost employee morale.

Remote work reduces costs for employers and employees. These savings can include real estate costs, commuting expenses, parking obligations, as well as the costs associated with employee turnover when difficult commutes lead to job dissatisfaction. Even certain child care costs can be eliminated, for instance the need for before- or after-school care for school-age children.

Remote work boosts productivity. A flexible workplace allows employees to create a routine that works best for them. Talented telework managers know to manage toward outcomes rather than hours: it’s amazing how remote work daylights actual employee accomplishments.

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Getting Started

Interested in implementing or refining a remote work program? We can help. Visit the Move Minneapolis Remote Work QuickStart guide:

Select a Meeting Platform

Virtual meeting platforms provide two-way audio, video, and text communication to workers anywhere with an internet connection. Video conferencing, file-sharing, and presentation features allow for virtual “face-to-face” meetings. Here are some platforms we’re familiar with.

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Refine Your Remote Work Program

Early in the pandemic we produced a webinar featuring national transportation expert and seasoned remote worker Wendy Duren. Webinar: Remote Working in the Era of COVID-19

(Please note: audio starts immediately, video at the 1:38 seconds mark):

LifeLabs Learning Complete Remote Work Playbook

Discover a thorough and honest guide to remote work best practices, from where to look when you’re on camera to an employee readiness assessment.

Employees Love Nice Ride Corporate Memberships

Nice Ride logo Nice Ride Corporate program provides memberships to your employees as an engaging, fun, affordable and green way to get around Minneapolis. Organizations can offer fully or partially subsidized memberships. Research shows that employees who exercise regularly are happier and more productive, and by offering Nice Ride as a benefit you can increase employee satisfaction and improve your organization’s culture.

Remote Work: The New Normal?

Massive numbers of workers began working remotely in March, many of us adopting new work habits seemingly overnight. We’re getting better at telework and the strategy will likely stick around after the pandemic crisis wanes. Read an analysis from the Brookings Institution.

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What we do

Move Minneapolis is a leader in sustainable commuting. We help downtown Minneapolis employers maximize success and employee satisfaction while reducing drive-alone commutes. We guide building owners and managers in implementing world-class commuter amenities. And we advocate for commuters and residents who wish to live their green values every day.

Please join us in moving Minnesota in a new direction, one commuter at a time.

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81 S 9th St, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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