By | Michael Arena | www.hrexchangenetwork.com
Over the past year there have been many spirited debates about the benefits and challenges of working remotely. Many employees argue that working remotely has enabled them to be more productive, while also having greater personal flexibility. At least one Stanford study evaluated 1,000 workers across nine months (albeit pre-COVID) and found that remote work can actually increase productivity by 13%.
However, even the researchers of this study suggest that the experiment did not consider such variables as child care, working space, and personal choice. A more recent study from Prodoscore, found a 5% increase in productivity with employees working from home, after evaluating more than 105 million data points from 30,000 users.