Maybe you write more coherent memos while in your pajamas, or you aren’t as tempted to shoot the breeze with your colleagues around the coffee pot. Reasons surely differ, but a new Chinese study supports the supposition that employees working from home are measurably more productive than their office-bound counterparts.
The study compared two groups — one working from home, one in the office, both under the supervision of the same manager — and found that the group working from home had a 13% increase in productivity.
We already knew that taking commuters off the road and cutting power usage in offices were sustainable policies — now we have evidence that worker efficiency is not compromised but bolstered. So put on that comfy robe, slide into those fuzzy slippers, and… get to work!