The coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most academics to work from home. This sudden venue change can affect academics’ productivity and exacerbate the challenges that confront universities as they face an uncertain future. In this paper, we identify factors that influence academics’ productivity while working from home during the mandate to self-isolate. From analyzing results from a global survey we conducted, we found that both personal and technology-related factors affect an individual’s attitude toward working from home and productivity. Our results should prove valuable to university administrators to better address the work-life challenges that academics face.