Working at home

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Environmental engineer Marc Karell of Mamaroneck, N.Y. works in his home as his dog Curt stands by. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Ten percent of U.S. workers telecommute to work each day – they log-in at home and avoid traffic and a dress code.  But a recent survey confirms what many people suspect, that when people work at home, they’re not always on the job: 43% of workers  watch television, 26% nap, and 38% run errands while they work.  But can working from home still payoff for both employer and the employee?  Guest host Tracey Matisak talks about the ups and downs of working remotely with Wharton management professor STEWART FRIEDMAN and Stanford economics professor NICHOLAS BLOOM. We’ll also get the tips on how to create an effective home office from MARILYN ZELINSKY-SYARTO, a home office expert.

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