Are employees more productive if companies let them work from home? One study shows that at-home workers were happier, less likely to quit, and more productive than those in the office. These policies aren’t right for every company, but in some cases, remote workers help a firm save on space and furniture, while also being more productive for more hours. Offices are distracting places, and commuting can cut into when employees actually begin and finish their work.
Evidence shows that allowing people to work from home for even one or two days a week can be beneficial to their well being (studies show sick days plummeting), help you attract talent, and lower attrition. It may help to rotate remote days so that a certain percentage is always in the office. Or you can schedule mandatory in-the-office days, so it’s clear when staffers will be accessible in person. Consider the pros and cons to determine if telecommuting might work for your company.