Last month Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida company that designs technology for remote employees, conducted a survey of 1,013 American office workers about corporate and home office habits. The home office results weren’t surprising, but instead confirmed a few points that several of us who work from home already know.
Casual or corporate look?
Nearly half (49%) of those who have worked from home say they’re most likely to wear jeans and a t-shirt when on the job – on the couch. 25% are most likely to work in their PJs and 7% of people keep it simple by working from home in their underwear or birthday suit. When I asked Working Naked readers about their work-from-home outfits, their answers matched the survey.
How much work is enough?
More than 2 in 5 (43%) remote workers say they have watched TV or a movie, 1 in 3 (35%) did household chores and more than 1 in 4 (28%) have cooked dinner. They found that parents are more likely than non-parents to watch TV or a movie and play a video game while working away from the office.
What would employees give up to work from home?
A majority of workers who have never worked remotely (64%) identify at least one extremely popular perk or pleasure they’d be willing to give up in order to work from home just one day a week. Here’s what they’d do without to get a day at home: lunch breaks (32%), alcohol (25%) and coffee (20%).