Will Mayer’s move pay off? Recent research suggests that it might not. A just-released study (PDF) from Stanford University found that workers randomly selected to work from home were 13 percent more productive.
Telecommuting has been on the rise in recent years, and not just in Silicon Valley. (Although it’s worth noting that Yahoo competitors Google and Facebook discourage remote working.) With fuel prices remaining high, the ability to work from home could be a major employee perk in many industries.
What do you think? Does your company allow employees to work from home? How has it affected productivity?