Working from home has for years been the life of millions of freelancers and the dream of millions more ofice employees. Many employers, however, are still reticent about the benefits of allowing significant portions of their workforce to work remotely. Now that COVID-19 has forced many companies to embrace working from home, there will inevitably be significant data anecdotes to support or detract from the work-from-home movement.
While some home workers may succumb to the distractions of the television and cat videos, most companies find that their remote workforces are more diligent and productive than when they come into the oice. This may be particularly true and important for workers engaged in highly technical or sensitive work. So long as companies can guarantee document security, work requiring extreme concentration or privacy may best be performed away from oice hubbub.