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Does Working From Home Actually Work?

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Does It Actually Help?

How does working from home impact employee productivity? Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom and his team attempted to provide an answer in their March 2013 paper entitled ‘Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment’. The subject of their research was Chinese travel agency CTrip, where call centre employees who volunteered were randomly assigned to work from home or in the office for 9 months.

No Office=No Stress? Not Quite

Having established the benefits of remote working, it’s important for organisations to identify which employees would thrive in this situation. Most employees would view working from home as the opportunity to work stress-free, but recent research conducted by researchers at Baylor University suggests otherwise.

Work From Home Is Here To Stay

Whether your company embraces it or not, remote working is growing at a remarkable rate. A study released by Switzerland-based serviced office provider IWG in May 2018 found that 70 per cent of professionals work remotely at least one day a week, while 53 per cent work remotely for at least half of the week.

People who should listen to this show are entrepreneures, remote workers

 

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