Survey

We need your help spreading the word about an important survey of telecommuters. It’s an 8-10 minute web-based instrument that was developed by Solomon Nyaanga, a professor at Berkeley and PhD candidate from the Stevens Institute of Technology. We think this research will offer new insights into who’s actually telecommuting, how often they’re doing it, their attitudes about their jobs, the often contentious subject of teleworker productivity, and much more.

Composite results will available to all who participate but as a special thanks to individuals, organizations or news outlets that refer more than 25 other respondents, Solomon is also willing to provide subgroup results. All individual responses will, of course, be treated confidentially.

Solomon approached us shortly after Career Builder released its research indicating that teleworkers were slackers. Like many, we questioned the results of that survey because they were so counter to other research on the topic.

Solomon and his faculty adviser, the co-director of the Stevens Institute’s Center of Technology Management Research, have been very receptive to feedback on their survey design–even delaying its launch for several months so we could help them vet it among industry experts.

Here’s how you can participate:

If you would like summary results from completed surveys fielded by your organization, do not use the survey link below. Instead, email me and I will provide you with a unique link for your respondents.

If you would like to take the survey yourself and receive summary results for the whole group, use this link:

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22E4XJQYKY4/

If you’d like to help us spread the word about the survey through your blog, newsletter, Facebook page, LinkedIn groups, Google+ circles, etc, we be delighted. We’ve posted a version of this email on our web site if you’d like to point others there for details about the survey. For Twitter posts, please include #teleworksurvey in your tweet so we can track follows.

As you can probably tell, we’re enthusiastic about this project and believe the results will play an important part in better understanding workplace mobility.

Thank you very much for your help.