93% of Spaniards consider teleworking as a key tool for work-life balance

A report highlights the most relevant data on telework and work-life balance.

On the occasion of the International Telework Day, it has delivered the report "Teleworking, work-life balance at your fingertips". to the Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Ms. Yolanda Diaz, who last July 22 decided to dissociate teleworking from conciliation in the Draft Bill of Teleworking Law to "avoid perpetuating the roles of parenting and care on women".

However, the data extracted  show strong support for telecommuting as an ideal work-life balance measure, with 93% of respondents believing that telecommuting is an alternative for achieving work-life balance.. 

96% of the surveyed citizens believe that reconciling and teleworking is not equivalent to working lessOn the other hand, the 71% have had the experience of working remotely and most commented that they even worked more hours than in their face-to-face position.

The vast majority of the more than 1,000 respondents, both men and women alike, agreed that evaluate productivity through a management-by-objectives system that encourages employee responsibility and allows for flexibility to attend to family matters. In addition, in the context of a second wave of COVID-19 infections and forced quarantines of school-age children, the urgency of regulating teleworking with a family perspective is evident.

Our platform is at the disposal of institutions, political parties, unions, employers and social agents to collaborate and work together in a balanced and conciliatory legislation of this labor modality. It is necessary a clear political and social commitment reflected in the legislation that gives priority to the reconciliation of work and family life, and thanks to teleworking can take a definitive step to solve this great need of Spanish families.

You can read and download the report here: