Microsoft Says Workers Do Less from Home

A major recent survey from Microsoft shows that managers and employees fundamentally disagree on productivity when working from home.

Managers are increasingly worried about whether employees are as productive when working from home as they are when they’re in the office.

The survey, which questioned more than 20,000 staff across 11 countries, showed that 87% of workers feel that they work as, or more, efficiently from home, while 80% of bosses disagree.

“We have to get past what we describe as ‘productivity paranoia’ because all of the data we have that shows that 80% plus of the individual people feel they’re very productive – except their management thinks that they’re not productive,” says Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.

“That means there is a real disconnect in terms of the expectations and what they feel.”

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