Thanks to all 524 people who voted. All the data is in. Here are the results.
Of the 341 people not currently working from home:
- 63% of you said you’d work from home if you could
- 37% said you wouldn’t
Of the total 524 respondents:
- 33% already work from home
- Since many of my readers work in tech fields, this is likely much higher than average
And some of you have magical powers:
- 14 people voted “my work transcends space and time”
- I can use your help the next time I have a book to promote
Observations from the comments:
- Many talked about hybrids (Reffel, Archer, Duff ), suggesting if the question was worded “work from home some of the time” more people might have said yes
- Several commenters flagged the culture as critical. Some work cultures would make this easier than others.
- For some it’s personal – Elizabeth felt it’s important to have strict lines dividing work and home.
- It’s job dependent: some jobs are much harder to do remotely.
- A top concern was perception of performance – the fear that if you worked from home, it’d be harder to prove you were working hard/effectively