Survey: You're 87% More Likely To Love Your Job If You Work From Home

Leadership IQ surveyed 3,478 employees using an online test called Is Your Personality Suited To Working Remotely Or In The Office?.

We discovered that only 24% of people who work in an office say they love their jobs. But 38% of mobile workers and a whopping 45% of telecommuting workers love their jobs. That means that telecommuters are 87% more likely to love their jobs than office-based workers.

Remote workers (both telecommuting and mobile workers) are more likely to love their jobs than people in the office. But why? The data suggests that to love working remotely you’ve got to have a hard-charging, go-getter, self-motivated mindset.

This survey shows that remote workers (telecommuting and mobile workers) display more ambition than those in traditional work-sites. And are significantly more likely to say they’re willing to pull all-nighters than their office-based peers.

We hope this data helps dispel the stereotype that working from home (i.e., telecommuting) means sitting in pajamas, watching television, doing laundry and only occasionally working. To work remotely and love it requires striving harder and working longer. And while that’s certainly not for everybody, those traits are a far cry from the negative stereotypes we often hear.

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Leadership IQ is a leadership training and research firm founded by Mark Murphy. Mark is a New York Times bestselling author, Forbes contributor and author of such leadership studies as Hiring for Attitude, SMART Goals Can Be Dumb, You Need 6 Hours With Your Boss and Why Low Performers Can Be Happier Than High Performers.

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