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80% of Remote Workers Could Be 25% More Productive

80% of Remote Workers Could Be 25% More Productive
A home workspace setup -- complete with a universal docking station, a laptop, laptop stand, monitor, and wireless keyboard and mouse -- can improve the productivity of remote workers.

Anaheim, California – May 18, 2016 - Survey results released today by Targus shows that employees who work remotely could be 25% more productive if provided the proper equipment. The study found that 80% of remote workers in a cross-section of jobs and industries struggle with just a laptop, largely because only 35% of the companies have a remote work equipment policy.

A free online calculator shows that companies who buy the proper technology for their remote employees can recover the cost of the equipment in less than three months with an ROI of 16:1 assuming a conservative productivity increase of just 15%.

“The research we’ve done makes it clear there’s a real bottom-line benefit for companies that provide remote workers with standardized equipment,” said Carolyn Perrier, Vice President of Marketing for Targus. “If employees are checking their work email outside of the office they’re already working remotely. And this research indicates that enterprises should take the next step. An investment in the right tools for remote workers can be paid back in just a few months.”

A review of other research, conducted by Global Workplace Analytics for Targus, found that remote workers are more engaged than those in an office, which can lead to more satisfied customers, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, lower turnover, and a 22% increase in a company’s bottom line.

Details on the study have been published in an eBook by Targus.

About Targus

Since creating the first laptop case more than 30 years ago, Targus has been a leader in the mobile computing accessories category for businesses and end users alike. Today, Targus continues to advance the category with innovative, productivity-boosting solutions and a wide range of products— bags, cases, docking stations, and computer peripherals – that enable an ever-changing workforce to perform at their best—anytime, anywhere. To learn more, visit

About GWA

Global Workplace Analytics is a research-based consulting organization that helps employers and communities create and communicate the people, planet, and profit business case for strategies that promote workplace flexibility, agility, engagement, and well-being. The firm’s research has been cited by hundreds of publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post

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