Updates: Senators Push for More Telecommuting, Telework Exchange Study Reveals Majority of Federal Telework Coordinators Spend 25 Percent or Less of Their Time on Telework, World Needs 4 Million Healthcare Workers, American Telemedicine Association in Nashville, May 13-15, 2007
PR via http://www.govtech.net/
"Forty-four percent of federal employee respondents to the survey, conducted by CDW Government Inc., indicate that they have the option to telework — up 6 percent from 2006 — while just 15 percent of private-sector employee respondents have that option. During the past year, telework growth in the federal government also outpaced the private sector: 35 percent of federal teleworkers started teleworking, compared to 10 percent of private-sector teleworkers."
Please see also "New Technology, Old Habits", by Moon Ihlwan and Kenji Hall, BusinessWeek – "Despite world-class IT networks, Japanese and Korean workers are still chained to their desks"