Remote Work Resulted in a 30% Increase in Hours Worked and 20% Decrease in Productivity

A study of 10,000 workers at an Asian IT company found that when comparing before the pandamic and during (the work from home period), the number of hours worked increased by 30% (including 18% increase outside of normal working hours, but the average output remained the same. This led the researchers to conclude that the overall productivity of remote work declined by 20%.

It’s tough to general conclusions about remote work from this study. A study found that organizational support of remote work correlates with reported productivity which could explain this disparity. We also shouldn’t discount the fact this all occurring suddenly during a global pandemic.

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