A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home | Thrive Global

There’s been a lot of debate about working from home, but this Stanford study has put the dispute to rest.

Source: A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home | Thrive Global

Leave it to Arianna Huffington to post this on LinkedIn. There have always been company trials to see if working remotely actually works, and now do we not only have proof, but it was actually studied at an academic level, and proven that it does help!

The author says that working a few days a week is good, but loneliness can settle in. That’s true, but for some, that’s okay to a point. This is why, even if you live thousands of miles away from your employer, it helps to have a couple trips planned to connect with the people you work with when you can. Trips like that actually give me something to look forward to. But otherwise, I’m one of those people who doesn’t mind the “loneliness”. I like the quiet and no (or very few) interruptions. I usually can get a lot done as a result.  This is also why I get involved with social media and local professional groups, like STC, to connect with like-minded people who can help be sounding boards when I have questions, or just provide some actual social banter online. STC has definitely been very helpful in that regard. There are also social media groups out there for remote and nomad workers, so even if it’s not the same field, there’s a way to be connected.

What do you think of this study? I’m excited that it actually proves what I’ve said all along, and also supports what I said about the spread of urbanization dominating job opportunities. As the article said, the reasons are clear, and it’s not for all jobs. But in the tech comm world, this is a very viable solution, and it really shouldn’t be ignored.

Include your comments below on what you think about this article.

–TechCommGeekMom

About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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