Don’t feel like going to work? A new study says staying at home might increase your productivity.
A study recently conducted by Stanford University followed 255 employees who work at a large travel agency in China. Half of them worked from home for nine months. The other half went into the office.
The group that worked from home had a 13 percent increase in performance.
Some of the reasons that happened include decreased noise and distraction and fewer breaks. Those who worked from home also were more productive in each minute than those who worked in the office.
The performance of the group who worked in the office did not change during the experiment.
In the end, half the home workers decided to return to the office, mainly because they were lonely working at home.