Dirty, Naked And Guilty… But Productive — The Latest On Telecommuting
from the the-benefits-of-working-from-home dept
Over the years, we’ve followed the changing perceptions of telecommuting — and it’s become quite clear that it’s not for everyone or every company. Plenty of people just don’t like it, while managers still can’t help but think their telecommuting employees are slacking off. Of course, the truth is that everyone is different — and what works for some people doesn’t for others. The latest study in the space seems to reveal some of the odder stats concerning people who telecommute — while backing it all up with the self-reported claim (from about 75%) that telecommuting increases productivity. Those that say so also claim that their managers would agree, but the study doesn’t seem to actually follow through by asking those managers (which seems like a fairly obvious thing to do). Of course, “telecommuters believe themselves to be more productive” isn’t a very interesting headline, so of course they also had to dig up the fact that noticeable percentages of people claim to work naked, not shower, watch TV… and feel guilty about all of this while telecommuting. The numbers seem pretty high when you think about it. It’s not surprising, for example, that some people might like to work sans clothing, but one in eight male telecommuters?