Business Research Methods I
Global Decisions Incorporated
Feasibility study to consider the overall economic benefit in the implementation of a 2-day per week Telecommuting Policy
Global Decisions Inc (GDI) has built their brand over the years by investing significantly in one central core belief “Our employees make the difference.” With the current economic turmoil, GDI is fully engaged with their clients; however the company is looking to strengthen their position in the market place by finding ways to reduce corporate expenditures. Recent reductions in the workforce have strained employee morale. GDI cannot afford to downsize its workforce beyond their current staffing level as every employee is vital to the current growth of the company. With 500 employees, corporate leadership is currently looking for ways to decrease expenditures while at the same time improving employee morale. Several case studies have been introduced to the Board of Directors and the alternative identified for further study and possible implementation, is a new telecommuting policy which allows select employees the opportunity to telecommute 2 days a week. The nature of Global Decisions job portfolio unfortunately does not afford all employees the opportunity to take part in the telecommuting program. Those ineligible employees will enjoy other incentives offered by management. The current task has determined that 300 of the 500 employees could potentially take advantage of the telecommuting policy. By reducing the occupancy of the company’s office space 2 days a week, management would be able to reduce the overall cost and consumption of the facility’s utilities. Management has asked for a recommendation on how to best implement the strategy and to determine the overall benefit to the company. In order to accomplish this request a feasibility study must be completed which will consist of survey and cost-benefit study and analysis....