13 Mar '18, 11am

A company in Singapore made half its employees work from home for two years. The results will astound you.

Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it's a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management's watchful eyes . Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when Yahoo , IBM , and Aetna rolled back their work-from-home policies. Indeed, working from home seems like heresy if believe in the "collaborative , innovative workplace" idea, or (as I call it) the "let's-force-everyone-to-work-in-an-office-that-looks-like-a-hotel-lobby-from-outer-space" management fad. Well, the Open-Plan Office Nazis have it all wrong, according to Stanford Professor of Economics Nicholas Bloom . (Kudos to Qz.com for calling my attention to Bloom's incredibly entertaining TED Talk .) In his TED Talk, Bloom explains that work-from-home is potentially as powerful and innovative as the driverless car. And he's dead serious. As evidence, Bloom cites a Singapore company wher...

Full article: https://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/working-from-home-make...

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