Nearly Half Of People Working From Home Watch TV On The Job [INFOGRAPHIC]
9:45 am, August 14th | by Laura Donovan
In theory, working from home is an amazing perk. But unsurprisingly, it has the potential to kill productivity and fuel bad habits. A new infographic by OnlineDegrees.com reports that 43 percent of people who clock in at home pop in a movie or watch television while they work. Thirty-five percent of folks surveyed said they do household chores during that time, and more than a quarter of these people cook and nap during work.
Though 44 percent of people say they work from home to get more done, there are plenty of non-work related things keeping them occupied in their living space. Thirty-one percent of people feel distracted by chores, 23 percent are distracted by pets, and 15 percent are distracted by children. You may think working away from your colleagues will allow you to produce more, but you might be accomplishing less. That’s probably why 50 percent of bosses aren’t down with working remotely, and while 34 percent of people say they’re equally productive at home as they are in the house, 37 percent report doing more at the company headquarters. As to be expected, telecommuters also tend to feel more detached from their place of employment because they lack necessary face-to-face time with coworkers and managers. It can also make you gain weight, as you may be tempted to clear out the fridge and cabinets and don’t waste any time moving around getting to the office. Living the dream, right?