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The Long Haul

If your employees' responses to `How was the drive?' range from drooling catatonia to fits of rage, you can help.
January 1, 2000
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/18846

For many employees, one of the hardest things about work is getting there. By easing their commutes, you can increase productivity and retention. Plus, getting a car or two off the road will benefit your community. And offering commuter perks doesn't have to be expensive. Thomas Shillock of Partnership for a Smog-Free Georgia offers these suggestions:

"Whatever you do, make it user-friendly for the employees so they'll participate," says Shillock. "No one program works for everybody, so give them a lot of options."

Finally, Shillock advises reminding employees that every little bit helps. Even if they don't use an alternative to their cars every day, doing so even once or twice a week will reduce their own stress and expenses, and help reduce highway congestion and the resulting pollution.


Jacquelyn Lynn left the corporate world more than 13 years ago and has been writing about business and management from her home office in Winter Park, Florida, ever since. Contact her at JlynnBiz@aol.com

Contact SourcePartnership for a Smog-Free Georgia, (404) 363-7032, http://www.psg-ga.org