Bosses and workers disagree about WFH productivity

An interesting study from Microsoft suggests that workers and bosses have very different views on whether productivity is as high in the office as when working from home.

The survey questioned over 20,000 staff across 11 countries and whilst 87% of workers felt they worked at least as productively from home, 87% of managers disagreed.

Of course, Microsoft probably has fairly standard working practices and that my affect people’s views, but surely there will be evidence to support who is right?

In our experience, some members of staff can feel they are more productive working from home as their quality of life is better, but we hope by now that every organisation has ways of measuring productivity, so there should be no disagreement.

You can read the BBC analysis in full, and link to the Microsoft research, at