Telecommuting facts often tout the benefits of working from home. But a new infographic does show a few of the drawbacks.
Here’s the image. Keep scrolling for some analysis:
This isn’t our first post on the drawbacks to telecommuting. But the graphic does make some claims, such as the notion that “Almost half of all American professionals admit to having difficulty maintaining productivity when working from home.”
We’d suggest that half of all professionals admit to having difficult maintaining productivity anywhere. It’s hard to stay productive! And our culture of interruption and immediacy makes it ever worse.
Here’s the data from another survey that doesn’t consider telecommuting at all:
Mounting stress appears to be harming American productivity as nearly 30 percent of employees readily concede being “too stressed to be effective” at work for at least five days in 2011, according to a new survey by ComPsych Corp.
All told, two-thirds of U.S. workers reported extremely high stress levels, including fatigue and feeling a “loss of control” over what happens in the workplace, ComPsych reports.
In short, the disadvantage is not working from home. The disadvantage is the way we work.
Graphic courtesy InternetProvider.