More Evidence It’s a Mistake to Make Employees Work in the Office

A nine-month study found remote workers were happier, less likely to quit, and more productive than their office peers.

Marty Koenig‘s insight:

There have been studies on working from home since the late 1980’s. I find it appalling that they continue to be fairly inconclusive with no definitive results. 

The study I did in 1993 for AT&T showed that productivity increased 25% for knowledge workers. Because people were happier they put in more work per day, over the same time frame. and tehy weren’t distracted by water cooler conversations, etc. The results were the same that if one worked from home 2-4 days a week, they had 50% higher employee satisfaction. 

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