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Working from home? You’re still in the minority.

Most workers globally can’t work a full day from home without suffering productivity losses, according to a McKinsey Global Institute analysis of more than 2,000 job tasks across more than 800 occupations. That’s because most of their tasks need to be done on-site.

While the majority of the workforce cannot work remotely, up to one quarter in advanced economies can do so three to five days a week.
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To read more, see “What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries,” November 23, 2020.