Business culture hinders remote working

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Business culture hinders remote working

Bosses don’t trust employees to work.

A recent survey suggests that business culture is the main obstacle to reaping the benefits offered by remote working.

This is despite the fact that 73 percent of workers believe they are more productive when working from home, according to the study by vendor Lumison.

About 65 percent of the 1,000 individuals polled added that they also work longer hours when working remotely, though half of those surveyed said their bosses remain sceptical about whether or not they were actually working.

Even though only 33 percent of the respondents said their employers have a defined remote working policy, 65 percent of the respondents said they have all the technology they need to work effectively from home.

And 27 percent of those polled said their managers "value being present over being productive".

“Many businesses are stuck in a Dickensian mindset of ‘presenteeism’,” said Lumison chief executive Aydin Kurt-Elli. @ 2010 Incisive Media

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