Workplace Slideshow: Work From Home: Why Your Employees Hate Coming to the Office

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-03-2012

Event Overload

Are you running too many company events? Nearly 75 percent of respondents say that they dislike at least one company event.

Event Overload

Costume Contests

These are among the most-disliked corporate events: 34 percent of respondents say that they can't stand them.

Costume Contests

Fellow Employees

What stresses your workers in the office? Nearly half of respondents say that they are most troubled by the company "know-it-all."

Fellow Employees

Kvetching

Keep an eye out for complainers, too: 51 percent of respondents say that it's stressful to sit next to a "constant complainer" all day.

Kvetching

Idea Thieves

37 percent of respondents say the worst kind of boss is the one who steals an employee's ideas.

Idea Thieves

Know-It-Alls

33 percent of respondents say that they can't stand a boss who tries to pretend that he or she knows it all.

Know-It-Alls

Boss Avoidance

30 percent of respondents admit to planning their vacations around their bosses out-of-office plans to minimize the amount of time they have to spend in the office together.

Boss Avoidance

What Perks?

64 percent of respondents who have never worked from home say that they would give up at least one extremely popular company perk to be able to do so.

What Perks?

No More Lunch

Among those respondents, 32 percent said that they would be willing to give up lunch breaks in the office to have the ability to work from home one day per week.

No More Lunch

Working While Out

72 percent of respondents say that they are be more likely to quickly respond to an urgent work e-mail while on vacation than they would be to ignore it.

Working While Out