Working from home

CNN is running an interesting Quick Vote today:
“If you worked from home, your productivity would”, followed by 5 options. With over 10k people chiming in so far, the results are nearly dead even.
24% think their productivity would “increase greatly”
22% think their productivity would “decrease greatly”
20% think their productivity would “stay the same”
18% think their productivity would “decrease slightly”
16% (myself included) think it would “increase slightly”

Narrowing it to 3 categories along the good/bad axis:
40% think productivity will increase, and 40% think productivity will decrease

Along the other axis, there’s more of an opinion:
46% think there will be a great change
34% think there will be a small change (although we could recategorize this to say 54% think there will be little to no change

I think the only conclusion we can draw is that nobody really has a clue, but love to give their opinions anyway. I think more businesses should let employees work from home until we find out something conclusive.

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Comments

  • Jay  On January 13, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I think the poll is skewed. Obviously, the people who are working from home and NOT wasting time reading CNN and taking its poll would likely lean to the “more productive” side of things.

    🙂

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