We know there is a disconnect between the views of employers and employees on the productivity of working from home. Employees are happier and believe they are more productive; their managers are not so sure.

Now it seems, that some of those employees are indulging in what has been termed ‘productivity theatre’.  They make sure their mouse moves frequently – even if they are not working productively – in case their keystrokes are being monitored.

They also attend online meetings which do not directly involve them so managers can spot their participation.

However, this ‘presenteeism’ in not engagement – or not meaningful engagement anyway.  These people are wasting time and being non-productive by trying to show themselves as productive.

This productivity gap needs to be filled.