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Does your company productivity increase when people work from home?

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asked Dec 13, 2016 in General by PaulSanchez (Squire) 756 views
My team is made up of people who like to work from home at least one day per week. This helped us with scheduling our personal lives a bit better.
Are there any formal studies you know of that support the idea that working collaboratively from home is more productive? Thanks!

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answered Dec 13, 2016 by DianaS [Hubgets]

Hello Paul,

I looked up some reports (based on research) that demonstrate an increase in productivity when employees are allowed to work from home. This one makes an interesting conclusion: 

” We report the results of a WFH experiment at Ctrip, a 16,000-employee, NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency. Call center employees who volunteered to WFH were randomly assigned either to work from home or in the office for nine months. Home working led to a 13% performance increase, of which 9% was from working more minutes per shift (fewer breaks and sick days) and 4% from more calls per minute (attributed to a quieter and more convenient working environment). "

Source: http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/130/1/165.short