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Bosses don’t believe teleworkers are working

Briefs | 04/24/2007 1:45 pm EDT

Most business managers think employees who take work-from-home days actually use the time for personal activities and for arranging their social lives. But two-thirds of employees say working from home makes them more productive or likely to work longer hours. That's the boss-staff disconnect, according to Mitel Networks Corp.'s annual telework survey, conducted in the UK earlier this year. The Ottawa-based communication technology vendor – which sells telework equipment – also learned that 18% of employees would like the opportunity to work from home, and 55% believe it's an acceptable option for workers on any level of the corporate ladder.

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