Good news for all those who are happy working at home during the pandemic; there’s a reason for employers to strongly consider continuing the practice after everything settles down.
New data is out about worker productivity and it shows that apparently you work harder for your company when you work from home.
According to Prodoscore, workers showed an increase of 47% in productivity.
“The common assumption is that remote workers are less productive than those who are in a traditional office. But our ability to capture, integrate, and analyze workplace data shows otherwise,” said Crisantos Hajibrahim, chief product officer at Prodoscore.
They list the following points:
- The average worker starts work at 8:32 a.m. and ends work at 5:38 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the most productive days, in order
- Friday is the least productive day, followed by Monday
- The most productive period during the workday is from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Employee “ramp-up” to being productive takes one to three hours daily
And while it is true that face-to-face communication has decreased, it doesn’t stop people from communicating. According to Prodoscore, people using the telephone increased by 230% while chat messages were up 9%.
So if you are content working from home at this time, and would like to continue the practice, perhaps bring this to your employers attention the next time the topic comes up!