Since working from home (WFH) has become more permanent for many employees, we thought we would share the results of a Wall Street Journal survey asking people for the best and worst parts of working from home.
THE BEST THE WORST
Not having to commute to/from an office: 100% The isolation: 41%
Spending more time with my family: 90% Having to spend more time with my family: 75%
Not being interrupted while working: 41% The proximity of bad habits (Netflix, food, bed): 36%
Working at/with my own pace/schedule: 27% Physical irritations (noise, bad lighting, limited space): 29%
Ability to care for child/parent/relative/friend: 9% Lack of structure: 7%
Ability to escape coworkers/office gossip/politics: 7% Management assuming that you are not working: 3%
Have you taken the time to ask your employees for their best and worst practices about working from home?
Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.
Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.
Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.
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