A nine-month study found remote workers were happier, less likely to quit, and more productive than their office peers.
The question of whether or not telecommuting is good for business is a recurrent one with the answer diverging widely, depending on whom you ask. Certainly, hallway conversations and impromptu team meetings can spur innovation. At the same time, open offices can be remarkably distracting.
But a recent study conducted by a couple of Stanford researchers found letting employees work from home made them happier, less likely to quit, and more productive.
Economics professor Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang offered call-center workers of Liang's travel website, Ctrip, the opportunity to work from home for nine months.
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Via Marty Koenig