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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:59 PM

What People Really Do When They're 'Working From Home'


(Bloomberg Businessweek) A new survey by Citrix (CTXS), the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) company that designs technology for employees to work remotely, shows that many people sneak in other activities while working from home.

Based on a survey of 1,013 American office workers, conducted in June by Wakefield Research, 43 percent watch TV or a movie and 20 percent play video games while officially working from home. Parents are more likely than those without children to partake in these two activities, which arenít work-related.

Employees might not even be sober: 24 percent admit to having a drink. Twenty-six percent say they take naps. Others are distracted by housekeeping: 35 percent do household chores; 28 percent cook dinner.

Yet despite all the distractions, telecommuters are actually more productive than their peers in the office, according to preliminary findings from Stanford Universityís study of a Chinese travel agency. ................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-25/what-people-really-do-when-theyre-working-from-home#r=read



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Reply What People Really Do When They're 'Working From Home' (Original post)
marmar Jun 2012 OP
JVS Jun 2012 #1
tridim Jun 2012 #2
MADem Jun 2012 #3
bemildred Jun 2012 #4
KatyMan Jun 2012 #5
Auggie Jun 2012 #6
stevedeshazer Jun 2012 #7
madamesilverspurs Jun 2012 #8
angstlessk Jun 2012 #9
monmouth Jun 2012 #10
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:03 PM

1. Nsfw


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:04 PM

2. I love the work at home nap.

It's just the length of my drive-time. Perfect!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:04 PM

3. I have an in-law who works from home; she is very disciplined.

She gets up in the morning, hits her computer, does her work, takes a break, might put in a load of laundry, back to work, break for lunch, back to work until she's done--she might finish up earlier than she would at the office, but that's because she has fewer distractions. The "no commute" thing is great too, and she can work in her casual clothes.

She is one of the most productive people in her division, too!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:05 PM

4. "Yet despite all the distractions, telecommuters are actually more productive"

I used to stay home sometimes (pretending to be sick) just so I could work without being interrupted, to get stuff done.

So, it's not really about how much work you get done.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:08 PM

5. I'm much more productive working from home

We wfh 2 days a week at our office, and I get way more done, I work longer, and start earlier. I don't mind work at all when I'm at home, but i hate to be in the office...!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:08 PM

6. I find the distractions of office and home are kind of equal ...

I spent as much time goofing off at work with co-workers as I do working from home.

That includes posting here.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:10 PM

7. Hell, people I supervised did all those things at WORK.

All I cared about is if they do the job.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:14 PM

8. Trickiest part for me

was learning that I have to clearly explain to everyone that being "at home" doesn't mean that I can come out and play. That message was for phone as well as doorbell; at least that's one thing cell phones made easier. At one point I actually had to put a "do not disturb" sign on the front door; doorbell rang anyway, pesky neighbor who pointed at the sign and asked, "What's that for?" Sheesh.


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:21 PM

9. I work from home and keep time..if I take a nap I will sign out..and sign back in...

I have done more 'off clock' work than I ever did when working in an office...

I feel privileged to work remotely..and would rather under count my hours than over count them..just because I LOVE being able to work from home.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:30 PM

10. I would so love to work at home..Problem is finding work that isn't a scam. I'm in FL..n/t

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