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.
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.