Out of Office

The Real Reason Telecommuters Are Happier

In the book, we’ve talked about the three big benefits of an Out of Office work style: convenience, comfort and freedom. However, that’s not all, and might not even be the biggest benefit, according to a recent study of telecommuting workers. That study suggests the biggest benefit of telecommuting is … avoiding pesky colleagues!

This isn’t just about “bad” people, although most offices have their fair share of them. Colleagues aren’t necessarily pesky by nature; it’s just that they tend to interrupt, gossip, involve you in office politics, and waste time in meetings. All of these things can increase stress and frustration in your work environment.

Read the CBS News report about this study here.

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