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Now that the coronavirus is a full-blown pandemic, there is a good chance you are working from home. But that is not such a bad thing. In fact, it can be quite the opposite.

A two-year study by Stanford University released in April 2018 found that worker productivity rose manifold and staff attrition dropped by 50 per cent when employees telecommuted. Those working from home also took shorter breaks, had fewer sick days and took less time off, while their companies saved US$2,000 (S$2,855) a worker on office rent. Fewer people commuting to work also means less carbon emissions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2020, with the headline Make working from home a breeze. Subscribe