Want to work from home but don’t know how to convince your employer? Use this Harvard Business Review article to tell them that you’ll be more productive from home.

According to the research, working from home can increase productivity by a whopping 13 percent. They studied a Chinese travel agency where call center employees were allowed to work from home.

In other case studies, research shows that examiners for government offices could increase their work output by 4.4 percent when allowed to work from where they wanted while maintaining the quality of work. This increased annual value by $1.3 billion.


Older employees, like to live in cities that have a slower pace of life and an option of working from home could encourage these employees to stay in the workforce for longer.