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.