Q&A: Homeworking may not boost ‘productivity’ after all

Q&A: Homeworking may not boost ‘productivity’ after all

Over the last few years a lot of vendors have brought out studies which tout the benefits of flexible working. However, while flexibility can clearly have a marked impact on employees’ well-being, it may not have the impact on ‘productivity’ that many employers hope for.

In fact, a study by Dr Esther Canonico at the London School of Economics Department of Management, contradicts many other findings on the subject. Her works suggests that once homeworking becomes an expected full-time arrangement, the benefits may disappear for both organizations and employees alike.

A full PDF of the research can be found here  and a lightly edited Q&A with Dr Esther Canonico about the research can be found below. 


What makes this study different from others that produce divergent results?

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