Final Note

What happens when people work from home

Kai Ryssdal Jun 25, 2012
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Final Note

What happens when people work from home

Kai Ryssdal Jun 25, 2012
HTML EMBED:
COPY

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.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.