Survey: You can be more productive working at home

(CBS) -- Todd Miller's commute is all of 25 seconds, from the first floor of house to his basement computer downstairs.

"I did the whole office world. Right? I was traveling many hours a day, going to the office, working in cubicles, and I'm thinking, "There's gotta be a better way of doing this!" he says.

Miller now works for a company that lets employees work from home. He designs training programs from his home office which happens to double as a man cave.

"A lot of people may not believe you can actually be more productive at home! So how are you more productive?" asked CBS News' Lauren Podesta.

"It's a discipline. It's the way you dress. It's everything from the way you building your day, to the way you dress, to the way you treat things." Miller replies.

In a recent survey, 39% of people who work from home said they put in extra hours compared to 24% of people at an office.

"There is this sort of double-edged sword and companies have to help their people learn to manage this tendency to overwork. They tend to give back fifty to sixty percent of the time they would have other spent on commuting, working, " says Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics.

Todd admits that can be an issue.

"Because I know my office is here, if it's on the weekend, and if I have to do something I need to get done, I'll come down 2-3 hours, maybe early in the morning before someone wakes up doing that," he says.

Though any question about why Todd's made this choice is answered by this: Without a commute, he can maximize time with his 6-year-old daughter, Elena, helping her with homework; not missing any special moment. He believes that's work-life balance at its best.