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Work from home study

Work from home study published

  • Survey research published by Harvard Business Review
  • Studied all the employees that Microsoft sent home to work remotely
  • “People were ‘on’ four more hours a week, on average”
    • Work days on average are now longer
    • People were taking time out during the day for things like:
      • Walking dog
      • Teaching child
      • Other domestic essentials
    • Employees spent 10% more time in meetings on average
    • When working in office, use of office Instant Messages to communicate between employees slows down by 25% during lunchtime
      • When working from home, only went down 10%
      • Usage increases 52% between 6pm and midnight (primarily bosses checking on employees
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