What: A 2015 Stanford study found a “13% increase in productivity and 50% boost in employee retention” when conducting a remote work trial at a Chinese company. To participate in the trial employees had to have their own home office, no kids at home, and had to spend 1 day a week at the office.
So What: One major reason people have previously been hindered from working remote has been the concern that they aren’t working as hard or producing as much when not being supervised at an office. Now data is showing the opposite, that we can in fact work remote and be more productive than working from an office, as long as we have ideal conditions.
This article is part of Emerging Futures of Remote Work – An Institute for the Future Signals Report for The Remote Lab