How to work from home (without impacting productivity)
Make the most of working from home with these productivity-boosting tips.
To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, many Aussies are working from home.
While there are advantages – less time in traffic or on crowded public transport and more time with loved ones – there can be pitfalls too.
A two-year study by Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom analysed the output of 250 travel agents who were given the opportunity to work from home. It found that while productivity soared due to fewer sick days, less time off and shorter breaks, and the attrition rate fell, about 50 per cent of workers reported feeling isolated and did not enjoy working from home full-time.
So how do you make the most of your office-free work week, without reducing your productivity? Here are our top tips for working from home.