Number of the Day Shows More Productive At-Home Workers

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Number of the Day

That’s how many people reported being more productive working remotely than in their traditional office setting, according to a new survey.

Respondents to the survey by FlexJobs, the online job search website, cited a quieter and more comfortable work environment, more focused time, and the lack of office politics among the reasons for their increased productivity during remote work triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Forty-four percent of the roughly 4,000 respondents said their productivity hadn’t changed and just 5% said they were less productive while working remotely. The survey was conducted Aug. 19-Sept. 7 and included respondents in the U.S. and abroad.

Survey respondents said the lack of a commute was one of the top benefits of life overall during the pandemic. If you no longer drive to and from work, make sure to tell your car insurer—it could save you money.

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