Happiness fact 46: 86% of employees prefer to work alone to hit maximum productivity

Harris Interactive HPOL conducted a nation-wide survey on behalf of Ask.com. They interviewed and canvassed more than 2,060 professionals ages 18 and up between March 26 and March 28 2014, to unearth the preferences and habits of U.S. office workers when it comes to an optimally productive environment.

They found that 86% of respondents prefer to work alone to hit maximum productivity. This suggests that while group-oriented workplace perks like football and bean bag lounges that have become popular tools for unlocking creativity and boosting morale, don’t always drive efficiency.

Source: Harris Interactive HPOL (2014)

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