This February, Gallup released a four-part series on how to better engage a remote workforce. What? Doesn’t avoiding a commute, working in your pajamas, dodging office politics and throwing a load of laundry in automatically reduce work-life stress and boost employee engagement?
Not all the time.
According to Gallup, 43% of employees are working remotely, at least some of the time and 51% of employees polled would change jobs to have this arrangement. While employees may want to work from home, Gallup found the optimal amount of work from home time is 3-4 days/week. Employees who work 100% of the time at home are not experiencing an engagement boost from the flex hours.