Workforce and Employment

A new study shows just how beneficial remote working can be

With remote work options, productivity increased among all examiners and continued to rise with each step toward the full work-from-anywhere policy, the researchers found. Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach - S1AEULHWNHAA

Kristen Senz

Writer and Social Media Creator, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

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Offering remote work to patent examiners increased fee revenue and reduced costs. Image: US Patent and Trademark Office; “(Live) and Work from Anywhere: Geographic Flexibility and Productivity Effects at the United States Patent Office” by Prithwiraj Choudhury, Cirrus Foroughi, and Barbara Larson
The option of remote work benefitted patent examiners and environment. Image: US Patent and Trademark Office; “(Live) and Work from Anywhere: Geographic Flexibility and Productivity Effects at the United States Patent Office” by Prithwiraj Choudhury, Cirrus Foroughi, and Barbara Larson

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Only patent examiners with two years of in-office experience were eligible for the USPTO's remote work programs. Image: “(Live) and Work from Anywhere: Geographic Flexibility and Productivity Effects at the United States Patent Office” by Prithwiraj Choudhury, Cirrus Foroughi, and Barbara Larson

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