We want your business to grow with King County

We’re facing unprecedented growth, but all the construction, traffic, and infrastructure projects that come with it don’t have to slow you down.

We are relaunching WorkSmart, a program for businesses in King County. WorkSmart is: telecommuting, working remotely, flexible scheduling, and compressed workweeks. We invite you to join our pilot as a business leader to help us pioneer innovative work modes in our region for years to come.

We can help develop your WorkSmart plan so your business not only survives this region’s growth—it thrives.


The increase in traffic from 2014 to 2016 in King County’s five major freeway corridors.

Washington State Department of Transportation 2017 Corridor Capacity Report.

Working From Home is the Future of Work

Increased Profit

Reducing office expenses can save you up to $2,400 per employee per year if your employees work remotely just one day a week.

Increased Employee Productivity

73% of managers agree that telecommuting increases productivity with their employees.

Improved Recruitment and Retention

80% of managers found that telecommuting increases worker morale and helps with recruiting.

enjoy More Money and Time

A 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. report from consulting firm Global Workplace Analytics found the following:


The average annual amount employees save by not commuting.


The average amount companies save by allowing workers to telecommute half time.



Launch your Worksmart program in 3 easy steps:

1. Join our pilot risk-free

WorkSmart’s program is no cost to you.

2. Partner with our WorkSmart pros

Our consultants will develop a custom program that works for you. This can include telecommuting, working remotely, flexible scheduling, and compressed workweeks.

3. Get results

Through data and surveys, we will co-evaluate and measure your program’s results, then help you make adjustments for greater success.

Hear from our telecommuting partners

“One of the biggest advantages to employees not commuting is being able to focus at home with fewer interruptions. A great example of business continuity is the internet in our Seattle office going down. We saved upwards of 1,600 hours of productivity all because employees had the option to work elsewhere.”

Becky Masters

Director, Compensation, Delta Dental of Washington

“We allow our employees the freedom to do their work wherever it needs to be done because that maximizes productivity. Collaborative office environments allow employees freedom to work from virtually anywhere.”

Adrian Teague

Operations Manager, AT&T Services

“Seventy percent of the teleworkers who participated in a pilot program say that being able to telework made them less likely to look for another job.”

Sunny Knott

Senior Transportation Planner, King County Metro Transit

“One of the biggest advantages is that we get to hire some of the most talented people from all over the world because they can live anywhere and work for Automattic.”

Michael Tieso

Partnership and Development, Advocate for Automattic


We are recruiting a small group of select businesses for this new pilot. Sign up today and learn how WorkSmart can give your business a competitive edge.

Brought to you by King County Metro, in partnership with Commute Seattle’s FlexWork program and the Seattle Department of Transportation.