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How has working from home impacted productivity? This UK survey has answers

Over half of people in the UK are working from home. Image: Unsplash/lukasbieri

Shivani Taneja

Research Fellow, School of Economics, University of Nottingham

Paul Mizen

Professor of Monetary Economics and Director, The Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics

Nicholas Bloom

Professor of Economics , Stanford University

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Over half the respondents said that they have worked from home. Image: VoxEU
a graph showing how often respondents would like to have paid workdays at home
Over 70% of respondents have said they would like to have at least one paid workday at home each week. Image: VoxEU
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The majority of respondents said that their perception of working from home has improved. Image: VoxEU
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Almost half of respondents said their productivity was about the same when working from home. Image: VoxEU
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The majority of respondents feel positive about the prospect of working from home after COVID-19. Image: VoxEU
a graph to show respondents' views on social distancing if a COVID-19 vaccine is approved
Only 19% of respondents would be comfortable with a complete return to pre-COVID activities, Image: VoxEU
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