Chinese travel company Ctrip conducted an interesting survey. They discovered what those of us who work from home already know…we’re more productive than our corporate counterparts. In fact, we’re 13% more productive than cubicle dwellers.
Ctrip recruited 500 of its employees to participate in the study. Half of the group worked from home, while the other half stayed in the office. Part of the reason behind the study is that Ctrip is considering sending more of its workforce home because real estate is so expensive in Shanghai.
The study also showed that home workers are less at risk of health problems. Think about it…you’re not surrounded by sick co-workers who may accidentally sneeze on you or touch door handles right after they sneeze.
To learn more about the study on American Public Media’s Marketplace site, click here.
Do you agree with this study? Are you more productive when you work from home?