I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

Check out these interesting stats from a FlexJobs Survey on productivity outside of the office.

Here are the top reasons survey respondents gave for why they would be, or are, more productive working remotely (let me know which of these would be applicable to you.)

  1. Fewer interruptions from colleagues (76%)
  2. Fewer Distractions (76%)
  3. Reduced stress from commuting (70%)
  4. Minimal office politics (69%)
  5. Quieter noise levels (62%)
  6. More comfortable clothes (54%)
  7. More personalised office environment (51%)
  8. Less frequent meetings (46%)
  9. More efficient meetings (31%)