This just in…a new study published by Stanford indicates working from home results in a spike of productivity and happiness.

Keep in mind the study was only conducted at one company. The 10-month research study was conducted at CTrip.com, a Shanghai-based company. Researchers compared productivity of employees who worked from home four days a week with workers who performed the same task inside office walls.

As for the end result? People who worked from home were more productive. They answered more calls and worked longer hours mainly because they took shorter breaks. Also, they didn’t use as much sick time as their counterparts did in the office. Home dwellers also reported being happier and fewer quiet. Read more