What is the real productivity impact of remote work? To better understand the impact of remote work, research and advisory services firm Valoir conducted a broad survey of people working from home and published their findings in a May 2020 report. The report’s findings also included 20 in-depth interviews with respondents. Valoir provides research and advisory services with a focus on people apps (CRM and HCM), user adoption, and productivity.
Here are the key findings:
> Remote work has had only a small negative impact on productivity – an average reduction of 1 percent. Those working from home with children reported a slightly larger decrease in productivity of 2 percent. The largest decrease in productivity was reported by those working alone (without other adults or children in the home), who saw an average decrease in productivity of 3 percent.
The average work day is 9.75 hours, with an average start time of 8:15 am and an average end time of 6 pm. Most people are working during normal work hours, with fewer than 10 percent starting before 7 am or extending their workday beyond 7 pm.
The biggest distraction from working at home is social media . Nearly one third of respondents – even many of those with children – reported social media was their biggest distraction, devoting nearly two hours to it.
Most people believe their company is doing a good job supporting remote work . Four out of five workers gave their company a grade of […]
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