Topic: work productivity

If You Work From Your Bed A Lot, You Have A Real Problem

If You Work From Your Bed A Lot, You Have A Real Problem

You may think not staying at your office until 8 pm and instead going home and putting some work in from your comfy bed makes you healthier, but you would be wrong. This kind of habit actually leads to procrastination during the day when you should be working, hurts your sleeping habits and makes you more of a workaholic. Plus, it kind of ruins the whole concept of the bed.
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‘I Let Myself Get Really Sick Because I Tried To Work Through It’

'I Let Myself Get Really Sick Because I Tried To Work Through It'

A 2008 study of 12,395 workers found that 70% of employees go to work sick at least once a year. The main reason for working when sick according to workers in Sweden was fear of “being judged as fragile or unreliable” if they say they are too ill to work.  “I have to be so sick I can hardly get out of bed,” before taking a sick day, one Seattle government-agency manager told The Wall Street Journal. Though some people abuse sick days or make up ridiculous excuses as to why they need one, it seems like the majority of people drag themselves into the office even if they have a fever, a hacking cough or are contagious. More »

This Chart Shows You All The Benefits Of Telecommuting

This Chart Shows You All The Benefits Of Telecommuting

We know the obvious benefits of working from home: writing emails in your underwear and having the TV on a low volume during long conference calls. Those are givens. But did you know that by telecommuting you actually help the environment and your health? Plus, think of all the money you will save.  For instance, the average commuter could save up to $1,500 on gas per year, as well as shave 109 hours of time spent in car. And despite what previous studies have said, this one says working at home increases your productivity by 10-20%. More »