Remote Workers Feel Productive but Also Guilty

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​People who work remotely tend to feel guilty about doing so—believing that their managers and colleagues view them as lazy and out of touch, according to a recent survey.

But that same research shows that remote workers feel exceptionally productive and, with the help of technology, have close ties with their in-office colleagues.

Nearly 2 in 3 survey respondents who work remotely say they are more productive now than when they worked onsite at a company.

The research was conducted by San Jose, Calif.-based Polycom Inc., which provides voice, video and content collaboration tools, and New York City-based Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm. Researchers surveyed more than 25,000 workers for their study, The Human Face of Remote Working. Nearly 3 in 4 respondents say the arrangement helps them with work/life balance. More than one-third say they work remotely to care for their children.

The survey was conducted in December 2016. Data were collected from 25,234 em

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