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The ability to work remotely is linked to an increase in employee happiness of up to 20%, according to recent research from Tracking Happiness.

The report was based on data from a survey conducted in April 2022 among 12,455 respondents from around the world.

People who come into the office 100% of the time give their work happiness a score of 5.9, on average, on a 1 (unhappy) to 10 (happy) scale. In contrast, people who spend 100% of their time working remotely give their work happiness a score of 7.04, on average.

The ability to work remotely is linked to happiness at work

People who have had their ability to work remotely reduced the most since the peak of the pandemic tend to report the lowest work happiness scores.

Reducing the ability to work remotely affects employee happiness

The researchers found the happiness of Millennials tends to increase the most vs. other generations as a result of working remotely.

The happiness of Millennials increases the most when given the ability to work remotely

The researchers found employee happiness tends to decrease significantly if commute times go beyond 60 minutes.

Employee happiness as related to work commute times

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in April 2022 among 12,455 respondents from around the world.

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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