Working remotely breeds productivity: survey

Flexible work schedule chief attraction to working away from the office
||Last Updated: 03/15/2006

The trend towards working from home is likely to breed a more productive and liberated international workforce, according to a recent survey.

The survey of 941 remote and mobile workers from Canada, the United States, Australia, Asia Pacific, Japan and Europe, found that 76 per cent of employees believe that working remotely aids productivity and 61 per cent think their managers agree with them.

Respondents said the chief attraction of working remotely was the ability to maintain a flexible schedule. For some, this included eating and drinking outside of standard times (35 per cent) listening to music (45 per cent) and watching TV (28 per cent). Only 21 per cent admitted to sneaking in an afternoon nap.