Fewer interruptions, less company politics, and less face-to-face communication add up to good work-life balance and happier employees, according to newly released data on telework. Researchers Kathryn Fonner, assistant professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Michael Roloff, professor of communication studies at Northwestern University, found the three factors contribute to the higher level of job satisfaction among teleworkers. The study, which appeared in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, analyzed conflicting claims of telework's advantages and disadvantages to determine why telework correlates with content employees. The sample was made up of 89 teleworkers. The study found that the core benefit of telework was work-life balance. Organizations can use these findings to up the job satisfaction of office-based employees.