Telecommuting has grown increasingly popular over the years as harried Americans have tried to juggle work and family. But oddly enough a new poll suggests that slightly more people would like the option to nap at work than to telecommute.
“The survey of 250 U.S. workers and 250 U.S. managers on productivity has some more surprising findings:
- 61% of staffers surveyed say they want their company to allow 20-minute “power naps,” yet only 6% of companies offer such a policy.
- 60% of U.S. workers (and 73% of managers) say telecommuting is a big booster of productivity, although 51% of U.S. companies don’t have a formal telecommuting policy,” reports Thestreet.com of a poll commissioned by a division of Staples, the office supply chain.
I worked from home, telecommuting, for six and a half years and found it the most productive job I’ve had in a long, long time. I now work in an office that has a “Zen room” where presumably I could take a power nap each day but I never will given the open office environment in which I work and in which everyone watches everyone.
Which would you rather be able to do, nap at work, or work from home a day or more a week?
John N. Frank