Joel Stein: Work From Home, Please

More companies want their employees at the office. My boss won't make that mistake again

Now that both Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo have officially discouraged their employees from working at home, I fear that other struggling companies might do the same and that I might work for one of those struggling companies.

Studies show that working from home is more efficient. A Chinese travel agency randomly assigned a group of employees at a call center in Shanghai to work from home and found they were 13% more efficient, possibly because they could breathe. I've been writing from home for eight years, and I quickly learned that I'm far more productive there. No one walks into my office...

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