Employers should grasp this opportunity by changing the way employees work and commute
and introduce more flexibility to cut out these restrictive influences on business performance as well as the wellbeing of their employees.
Some people may enjoy a commute
, but overall, longer travel time is linked to feelings of time crunch, which can increase stress levels," says Hilbrecht.
A tough commute
into work can put employees in a bad mood from the time they arrive, while an enjoyable commute
can have a positive effect that lasts all day long.
outside the county where they live, according to, a report on commutes
Thus, while studies, including ones by Gallup, find that long commutes
are associated with poorer wellbeing, such issues are a bigger problem for employees who are not engaged or are actively disengaged.
Approximately 530,000 people are employed at worksites in Washington that participate in commute
trip reduction programs.
Sy Cohn, a Claremont-based driving therapist, said those who intentionally shoulder long commutes
generally lead less-conventional lives and don't see the world -- or lengthy commutes
-- in rigid terms of good vs.
But various metropolitan planning organizations have examined this issue, and they find that transit commutes
generally span shorter distances than auto commutes
Yet another factor complicating commutes
is that the length of the peak morning and evening commuting periods has increasingly lengthened.
As one study indicates, women are more likely than men to have "compromised" and "constrained" commutes
In fact, even in Portland almost everyone commutes
in a private vehicle and less than 6 percent of workers in the region use transit to get to work.
com said they would make a career decision based on commute
During tax season, he commutes
to downtown Phoenix five days a week; after tax season, he goes into the office about once a week.
The Clean Air Act of 1990 requires large employers to reduce the number of individual commutes
The survey examines how Americans commute
to and from work; how their commutes
impact their job satisfaction; and what they'd do if they didn't have to spend so much time in the car.