Want your employees to get more done? Tell them to make themselves scarce. That's the disturbing finding of a new survey by FlexJobs, an online service for professionals seeking flexible or telecommuting jobs.
Of the 2,600 employees who answered the survey, only 24 percent reported getting their best work done at the office during business hours. The rest said they were most productive nearly anywhere else. Fifty percent said they did their best work at home, 12 percent preferred a coffee shop, library, or other public space over the office, and 14 percent said they could be productive at the office -- but only outside business hours, when everyone else was gone.