Thanks to VoIP services, the streets and public transportation systems of London may be a little less burdened later this month.
Fully half of London’s businesses will be asking employees to work from home when the city plays host to the 2012 Summer Olympics, according to London-based Telepliant, Ltd, the UK’s largest provider of VoIP services.
Citing a study by the Confederation of British Industry, Telepliant reported that half of the city’s businesses will be asking employees to work from home to avoid commuter difficulties and other issues.
The games, which are being held in a east London industrial area, begin July 27 and run through August 12.
Telepliant noted that the city’s VoIP capabilities will enable many of its residents to work from home without sacrificing effectiveness or connectivity.
According to the CBI report, having workers do their jobs from home isn’t the only way employers are coping with the crush of visitor expected.
About half the companies will alter their business hours to accomodate days with heavy Olympic schedules, and a similar percentage will simply give their employees time off to enable them to attend events.