I just read this sentence in a New York Times article on telecommuting: “We know that those who work at home tend to put in longer hours and are often more productive.”
What? Is that the writer’s scientific conclusion? To me, it looks more like a note someone sends to his boss on why he isn’t coming in again today.
A lot of what I read about telecommuting assumes that it’s a good thing and that businesses should allow for more of it. The Times piece cites a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management that “found a greater increase in the number of companies planning to offer telecommuting in 2014 than those offering just about any other new benefit.”