Myth: People at home will slack off
Reality: Offices are distraction- and interruption-creating machines https://t.co/NzmbBhvosz
— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) September 29, 2017
I’ve noticed that when I work from home, on average I complete the tasks that normally take me all day when I’m in the office by around 1PM, and still attend all the same WebEx and customer meetings.
Working from home means that extroverts do not stop by my desk to chat, there are no contractors banging on something on the roof, I don’t have to listen to anyone’s blather and I also don’t have to commute so on average I work longer.
Working from home is for me vastly more productive and it would be ideal if I could go into the office 1-2 days a week for any in-person meeting and otherwise station myself at the house and actually be productive. I’d be a far better employee and my company could avoid hiring more staff.
But MBA types never see it this way.