Does "Remote Work" Improve Productivity? This White Paper Says Yes.

As noted in last week's write-up "A Look Back to Look Forward: Insights from the 'Silicon Slopes Human Capital Study,'" the expanded acceptance and proliferation of the so-called Work-From-Home phenomenon really exploded during 2020 and 2021 during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.

To provide further insights into the benefits and drawbacks of such Remote Work, the authors of the last April's Silicon Slopes Human Capital Study released a brief, 5-page White Paper this week titled:

Productivity of Remote Work in Utah

designed to summarize and highlight a few of the Remote Work findings from the aforementioned Study.

Case in point, one of the most interesting discoveries was that the claimed increase in productivity in a WFH setting increased with age, with those 61 and older showing the highest increase in productivity in a Remote Work environment.

Chart copied from the "Productivity of Remote Work in Utah" White Paper, 24 March 2022.

Additionally, I also found it quite fascinating that Study participants that identified as Gender Non-Binary claimed a 62% increase in Work-From-Home productivity, versus

  • Nearly double the results of women (at 30%), and
  • Over three-times the results of men (at 17%).

In fact, the White Paper authors also noted that

"Others have reported on the benefits of remote work arrangements for those in the LGBTQ+ community, and it is possible that a reduction in workplace stress for these employees through remote work has led to a much larger productivity increase."

To get a full rundown on the other insights from this White Paper, please visit Productivity of Remote Work in Utah.

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