Work From Home Survey: Majority of Home Workers Say They Are More Productive at Home

Yahoo recently enacted a new rule that will no longer allow employees to work from home. While telecommuting has become more common in recent years because of technology that makes it easier for people to collaborate remotely, some still worry about productivity issues. Is it a good idea for companies to let their employees work from home? And how many home workers have issues with productivity?

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Home Workers

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 16% of respondents said that they currently work from home all or most of the time. 8% said they currently work from home on occasion. 7% said they have worked from home often in the past. And 9% said they have worked from home on occasion in the past. 60% of respondents said that they have never worked from home.

Of those who haven’t worked from home, 43% said they would definitely like to work from home. 33% said they would probably like to work from home. 18% said they probably wouldn’t like to work from home. And 7% said they definitely wouldn’t like to work from home.

Productivity

Of those who have worked from home, 65% said they really enjoyed it. 31% said they somewhat enjoyed working from home. And just 4% of those who have worked from home said they don’t like it.

There are a lot of concerns about productivity for those working from home, but 51% said they think they actually got more done when working from home than they did in an office. 33% of home workers said they got just as much done at home as at an office. And just 16% said they were less productive at home than they were at an office.

Workplace Rules

Overall, 47% of respondents said they think it is definitely a good idea for companies to allow their employees to work from home. 42% said they think it is probably a good idea for most companies to allow their employees to work from home. 8% said it is probably not a good idea. And just 3% said they definitely don’t think it would be a good idea for most companies to let their employees work from home.

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 February 27 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
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.