Work­ers are get­ting more done at home

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to reg­u­lar sta­tus up­dates — are less es­sen­tial than once imag­ined. And al­though some ex­ec­u­tives are con­cerned about burnout as work­ing from home con­tin­ues, they are en­joy­ing the gains for now.

“We’re see­ing an in­crease in pro­duc­tiv­ity,” said Fran Kat­soudas, Cisco’s chief peo­ple of­fi­cer.

Most of Cisco’s em­ploy­ees have been work­ing from home for months, and Kat­soudas said data showed many were ac­com­plish­ing more.

At Eventbrite, the en­gi­neer­ing team is thriv­ing, while the sales and cus­tomer ser­vice teams are hav­ing a harder time work­ing from home, the chief ex­ec­u­tive, Julia Hartz, said.

Hartz said that her cus­tomer ser­vice team worked in a more col­lab­o­ra­tive man­ner, and that Eventbrite’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives missed be­ing able to trade tips on how to han­dle dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions.

At Chegg, 86% of em­ploy­ees said their pro­duc­tiv­ity was as good as or bet­ter than be­fore, ac­cord­ing to an in­ter­nal sur­vey. They at­trib­uted the uptick to not com­mut­ing and not hav­ing bound­aries to the work­day.

YANN BAS­TARD/THE NEW YORK TIMES

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