What happens when people work from home

A new survey says people don't always work when they work from home. But people who work from home are actually more productive than the rest of us.

This final note today. I am so "working from home" tomorrow.

I don't know if you saw this, but Bloomberg Businessweek had an item today. Turns out people who work from home, sometime don't.

A survey by Wakefield Research shows 43 percent of people who work from home watch a TV or movie during traditional office hours -- 24 percent say they have a drink.

But then there's this: another study out of Stanford, which says people who work from home are actually more productive than the rest of us. And isn't that kinda the whole point about working from home anyway, making work fit your life and not the other way around -- so long as the work gets done.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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