Can working from home reduce the urge to be unethical?

According to a new study by the Ethisphere Institute, the act of telework reduces the rate of ethics violations, reports BNET.

The institute surveyed more than 200 companies and found that the rate of ethics violations among office employees was 36 percent compared with 11 percent among regular teleworkers during the same time frame.

Still, Dave Johnson of BNET notes that the survey is not conclusive because it does not underscore “causation” such as are office employees less ethical because there is more opportunity there for bad behavior or are the types of people who telework just more ethical in nature. 

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