I love working from home (WFH) and enjoy the flexibility to do domestic “stuff” when necessary. Not sure I qualify for less distractions with two dogs under my feet all day though!

A survey summarized in the Microsoft whitepaper, Work without Walls, indicates the top 10 benefits of WFH from the employee viewpoint. It makes for interesting reading.

In reverse order:

  • Environmentally friendly (23%)
  • More time with family (29%)
  • Less stressful environment (38%)
  • Quieter atmosphere (43%)
  • Eliminate long commute (44%)
  • Less distractions (44%)
  • More productive (45%)
  • Avoid traffic (47%)
  • Save gas (55%)
  • Work/home balance (60%)

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