76% Of Workers Are More Productive Outside The Office

Employees work better outside the office

When employees leave the office they are generally more productive.

A new survey by FlexJobs, an online service for professionals seeking flexible or telecommuting jobs, found that 76% of employees say they are more productive when working outside of the office.

Only 24% of the 2,600 employees who answered the survey said they get their best work done at the office during business hours.

Half (50%) said they did their best work at home, 12% preferred a coffee shop, library, or other public space over the office, and 14% said they could be productive at the office outside business hours, when everyone else was gone for the night.

When asked why they had a hard time getting work done at the office, survey respondents cited interruptions from co-workers, a distracting atmosphere, office politics, uncomfortable workspaces, and the stress of commuting.

Working from home was worth a 10 to 20% pay cut according to 30% of respondents. Nearly half (42%) would give up perks to get them.

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Written by Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson

Katie Henderson is the Strategy editor at Business Pundit. She writes articles that help business owners, executives, and employees better understand how to run a business and work as effective employees.