How Much More Time Do Workers Get at Home?

Employees and employers are saving time and becoming more efficient by working from home

Working from home may provide a considerable advantage to both employees and employers, even if you're occasionally guilty of playing Mario Kart at an all-staff meeting. Indeed, according to the newest findings of a monthly poll of 4,000 US employees, "WFH" is in fact proving to be a benefit for both workers and employers.

According to the January survey, which consisted of employees aged 20 to 64:

  • Workers who work remotely save approximately one full hour each day in travel time.
  • An additional 10 minutes is saved by skipping grooming activities like showering, shaving, and applying make-up.

While rolling out of bed and opening Slack may appear to be the height of ugh, it's actually approaching peak human efficiency.

The advantage, though, isn't limited to those who avoid buying overpriced button-downs. Around 30 minutes of the 70 daily minutes saved are spent working, adding an additional two and a half hours to the working week. Employees don't appear to mind the extra effort, as they intend to work from home for two days each week even after the pandemic ends.

Two bonus facts:

  1. When people WFH, 10% fewer individuals use an alarm clock.
  2. Workers who commute spend approximately 28 minutes getting ready, compared to 19 minutes for WFH employees.

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