Do People Work Better From Home? – Which ones

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Yes, people are more productive when they work from home. 57.2% of workers say they work from home.

It is no longer the opinion of the employees. A 16,000, 9-month study by Stanford found that working from home resulted in a 13% increase in productivity. Employees mostly say this is due to more time spent on shift work (less rest, sick days, etc.) and a quieter, more comfortable work environment.

yes, 57.2% of people work from home

Additionally, 78% of rural workers say they feel “very busy” at work, compared to only 72% of workers. Given that vulnerable workers are 22% more productive than laid-off workers, working from home appears to boost productivity in some workers.

share of workers who report that they work well at home, by age

As people get older, their tendency to feel like working at home increases. While only 46.6% of workers aged 18-24 find that they work remotely well, 77.3% of workers aged 55-64 think remote work makes them more productive.

Working From Home FAQ

  1. How many employees work remotely?

    26.7% of US workers will now work remotely as of 2021. In addition, 16% of companies are remote. These numbers are likely to increase, as 59% of workers say they would choose an employer that allows remote work over one that does not.

  2. Are rural workers happier?

    Yes, remote workers are happier, according to several metrics. 75% of rural workers believe that their work life has improved, while 62% of workers feel that remote work affects their work performance.

    Of course, remote work also has its challenges. In particular, 50% of remote workers say they feel lonely at least once a week.

  3. positive comments about working from home from remote workers

  4. Do companies save money with remote workers?

    Yes, companies save money with remote workers. Between reduced hours, less travel/sick leave, lower turnover rates, and increased productivity, employers save an average of $11,000 a year per employee.


  1. Stanford. “Does it Work at Home?” Accessed March 7, 2022.

  2. Zippia. “Remote Work Survey.” Accessed March 7, 2022.

  3. Zippia. “Engagement Statistics.” Accessed March 7, 2022.