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Why staff don’t like doing important work in the office

Working outside the office does hamper staff productivity, but looks like the office isn’t too safe either.

According to a study by FlexJobs, 76% of staff say that when they need to get important work done, they avoid the office.

Polling over 2,600 respondents, the report found that 50% of respondents believe their home is their location of choice to be most productive on important work-related projects.

Another 12%  said they would choose a coffee shop, co-working space, library, or other place besides the office.

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In addition, 14% would choose the office but only outside standard hours, leaving less than a quarter who prefer the actual office during regular working hours as a place to complete important work.

The report also shed light into why staff believe they’re more productive at home.

Fewer interruptions from colleagues was cited as the top reason, according to 76% of respondents.

This was followed by fewer distractions at home (74%), and minimal office politics (71%).

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