Last year, a study by a business professor from the University of Illinois attempted to link telecommuting to good performance and employee behavior. Here’s what they found out:
Employers are Generally Wary of Telecommuting
Telecommuting has been around for quite a while and many people have long been debating its impact on the workplace. However, Marissa Mayer’s surprising decision in 2013 to ban telecommuting at Internet services giant Yahoo! that brought the debate to the fore once more.
Professor Ravi S. Gajendran, lead author of said study, remarked that a lot of employers tend to assume the worst when it comes to working remotely. Many seem to think that it’s not good for performance.