If you’re hoping to get the privilege of working from home, pray that your management team miss a new survey about the habits of working remotely. They’re not encouraging.
According to Citrix, a company that makes products that enable employees to work remotely, a survey of more than 1,000 workers found that a disproportionate number of those working from home occupied themselves with activities not related to their work at home jobs.
According to the Citrix survey, 43 percent of respondents admitted to having watched TV or a movie while working from home. Of that same group, some 20 percent said they had played video games while on the job.
And it’s not only entertainment stealing away work hours, things like cooking dinner, taking care of chores and even nap-taking. In fact, 35 percent of those surveyed said they’d taken naps when they were supposed to be working.