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Opinion: A look at the issues of today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 October 2017

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Working from home is more productive

One of life’s great questions has finally been answered this week. When you ask where someone is at work and are told, “Oh, they’re working from home today,” you always ask yourself if that means they’re pulling a fast one.

Are they actually doing any work or are they catching up on all the Netflix shows you’ve heard about?

“When I see him tomorrow I’ll ask what he thinks of Bojack Horseman. If he says funny he’s still at the start but if he says depressing I’ll know he’s made it to season four, the layabout.”

New research can save you the scheming. It’s official, working from home is more productive than working from work.

According to the experts, who probably made this up while they were watching Stranger Things, people who work at home get more done because they are not distracted by office gossip.

Suddenly it all makes sense. If you work at home you can watch the latest drama from American TV but in the office you get to witness the drama of other people’s lives. From sticking your nose into other people’s crisis to interfering with office relationships, there’s so much to enjoy.

At least an episode of a TV show only lasts about 40 minutes.

Office gossip should be as much of a fireable offence as sitting at home watching TV when you’re meant to be working.

Working from home has its challenges. Working on a laptop without all the files and printers and whatnot makes it harder than being in the office but by staying at home you get to focus more.

If only there were a way to get the best of both worlds. Like Theresa May who used to work in the Home Office. Perfect.

In fact it was when she left the Home Office that things went wrong for her. Case closed.

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