Home Office Survey: Majority Satisfied With Security at Home

This week is known as Home Office Safety and Security Week. And since technology has made it easier than ever for people to telecommute or work out of their homes on a regular basis, the popularity of home offices has increased in recent years. So how many currently work out of a home office? And how would they describe their work and security habits when working from home?

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Working From Home

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 17% of respondents said that they always work from home. 11% said they work from home most of the time. 12% do so about half the time. 14% said they rarely ever work from home. 24% never do. And said the question was not applicable to their situation.

Working Habits

When it comes to working from home, 82% of those who do so at least on occasion said that they enjoy it. 71% actually feel that they are more productive when they work from home, compared to working out of a more traditional office setting. And 72% said they feel secure about their equipment and data when they work from home.

Home Office

However, not everyone who has worked from home actually has a dedicated home office. Just 19% of overall respondents said they have an entire dedicated home office room. 33% said they have a desk or a small part of a room that is set aside as an office space. And 48% do not have any kind of dedicated office space in their home.

When it comes to buying supplies or equipment for a home office, respondents named Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, Amazon, Target, Office Max and Ikea as some of their favorite stores.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on January 3 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.