Do you think your people do less when working from home?

Microsoft has become the leader of productivity over many decades. Can you imagine doing your day to day work without their software? So, it’s no surprise the tech giant recently conducted a major new survey into productivity in the workplace – and the results were surprising to me!

Researchers surveyed 20,000 people working for businesses in 11 different countries. They discovered that the majority of bosses don’t believe their employees are as productive when working from home. In fact, four out of five employers said they thought their people got less done when working remotely. On the other hand, a massive 87% of staff felt they were MORE productive when working from home.

How is there such a big disconnect?

Microsoft boss, Satya Nadella blames what he calls “productivity paranoia”. What that means is a gap between what employers expect from their people, and what employees feel.  The article says that bosses want to go back to the way we worked in the good ol’ days of 2019, but their people prefer the flexibility of today’s hybrid working. There’s a lot to gain from less commuting and a better work/life balance.

SisAdmin’s approach is hybrid, where we let employees choose their workplace. Some employees prefer working in the office, and others like to work from home, we we give them that choice. Whether you decide to work remotely, hybrid, or in the office you should make sure your team have the right tools and technology to allow them to get things done from wherever they’re working.

It’s time to reevaluate your business technology

Are their devices suitable for the job they’re doing? Do they have the right applications to communicate effectively and collaborate on projects? Take the time to discuss the tools and technology you’re using with the people who use it every day. You should also demonstrate how much you trust and value your people. In the long-term you’ll be rewarded with a loyal and productive team.

Need a hand finding the right tools and tech for your specific kind of business?

We can help – Contact – SisAdmin.

Interested in reading more? See Microsoft’s article here: Hybrid Work Is Just Work. Are We Doing It Wrong? (


Published in collaboration with Your Tech Updates.