Study shows people may work longer hours at home

According to an article by Business Insider, Microsoft’s work-from-home study shows meetings are too long and people work more:

  • Microsoft analyzed the remote work habits of more than 350 of its employees during the pandemic, and published the results of its study last week in the Harvard Business Review.
  • Microsoft’s researchers found that employees’ overall time in meetings each week went up by 10% but that they took more short meetings and fewer long ones.
  • Employees are also working through lunch breaks and later in the evening than they were before.
  • Microsoft’s findings reaffirm that remote employees’ schedules are becoming increasingly fluid as the line between work and life gets more blurry.