Home vs. the Office: Even Workers Can't ChooseBy Deborah Rothberg | Posted 2006-07-19 Email Print
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The majority of workers want it all, saying that splitting their time between home and the office is the ideal work arrangement, according to new survey results.
The majority of U.S. workers want it all, saying that splitting their time between home and the office is the ideal work arrangement, according to the results of a productivity survey released July 19 by the Hudson Employment Index, a New York-based staffing solutions firm.
Fifty-nine percent of the 1,911 respondents believed that telecommuting at least part-time is the perfect work set-up, including the 38 percent that said their ideal work environment would include a mix of working from home and the office and the 21 percent who responded always at home.
Twenty-eight percent of respondents said they preferred to always work at their company's offices, despite the fact that 85 percent of this group had workplaces that gave them telecommuting options.
Despite an overarching interest in working at least part-time from home, only 20 percent felt they were the most productive there, while nearly two-thirds (63 percent) considered themselves the most productive at the office or another job site.
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