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Published on January 27th, 2015 | by admin

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Do You Work Better In The Office Or At Home?

When it comes to productivity, there is an interesting ongoing debate as to whether workers are more productive at home or in the office.

Working from home is becoming a more common occurrence for many as advancements in office equipment and mobile devices mean individuals can work as effectively at home as in the office making it more feasible to do so – and without compromising productivity levels.

A new study we’ve seen at the Post Office Shop suggests that working from the comfort of our own home is actually more productive than being in an office environment.

Performance measurement recorded in the study carried out by Stanford University on 250 employees in China found that those that worked from home recorded on average a 13% uplift in output. The reasoning cited for the improvement in productivity has been  quieter working conditions at home plus also notable reduction in breaks and sick days taken by workers at home compared to when in the office environment.

It is interesting to note that findings from the study also concluded that those working from home reported a significantly higher level of job satisfaction suffering far less with work exhaustion.

These new findings will certainly be music to the ears of those working from home on a regular basis including freelancers and individuals running an enterprise form the comfort of their own home.

This is contrary to the suggestion sometimes put forward that effective working from home is often compromised by the array of distractions which can stop an individual achieving as much as they should.

However on the flip side, working in an office is still deemed to have plenty of advantages for some people too. Working from home with a distinct lack of human interaction can lead to loneliness in some instances which isn’t good for productivity either which means the office will remain the preferred choice for many.

 

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