Do you feel like you achieve greater productivity when working remotely from home compared to the office, or are you more likely to slack off? In response to Yahoo's crack down on remote workers, we took a look at why working from home was actually good for a 10-20% average increase in employee production. Yahoo allegedly doesn't comment on internal matters, but the conversation has brewed up quite the storm on social media with the backlash building up against their new policy.
Now there are reasons that can be made in support of both sides of the issue, but here are 8 misconceptions about working from home, put together by MarketingProfs, also in response to Yahoo's memo banning telecommuting:
1. They will spend all their time surfing the internet, texting friends, Instagramming meals and tweeting instead of working
2. Employees will go rogue if they aren't "working side by side"
3. They work in their jammies
4. They are harder to reach than on-location workers
5. Telecommuters won't be able to communicate with others in the company
6. They won't be able to participate in brainstorming sessions
7. They work fewer hours than folks in brick-and-mortar buildings
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