New data on the challenges of working from home; Musk may have a point


In June, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc. TSLA issued a memo asking all of his employees to return to the office, stating that remote working was no longer acceptable.

Musk asked his employees to spend more than 40 hours a week in the company’s facilities or they would be fired. Now, according to new data, Musk’s concerns about working from home seem well-founded.

A survey of 2,000 knowledge workers found that more than 54% said they felt pressured to show their online status.

The data shows that knowledge workers waste 67 minutes online every day performing menial tasks with the express purpose of “proving to their managers and colleagues that they are available and working.”

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According to another report, people with long-term COVID are 54% more likely to exhibit presenteeism or show up for work when they are unable to function fully.

In June, Musk took to Twitter to say that remote workers should “act like they work elsewhere.”

They have to pretend they work somewhere else

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2022

Speaking of the homework standard, David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS that remote working is seen as no match for the office in terms of learning, growth and upward mobility.


This post New data on the challenges of working from home; Musk may have a point was original published at “https://www.benzinga.com/news/22/07/28178368/elon-musk-says-remote-workers-are-just-pretending-to-work-heres-why”

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