The great work from home experiment is heading into month three for most people. As companies consider a halting return to offices, they’re also taking stock of an essential question: Is remote work more productive?
Ask employees and, surprise, you’ll get mixed responses. Those who are new to remote working, rather than grizzled vets, struggle more with productivity: Nearly one-third of people who have been working remotely for a month say it has negatively affected their productivity, according to instant messaging tool Slack. Only 13% of experienced remote workers feel the same.
What’s more, the view of work from home is colored by, well, your home. If you’re sorted on child care and working from the study of your vacation home, you might think this remote work world is absolutely the future.
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