The Pros and Cons of Working in an Office

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Pro: Totally Connected

    Pro: Totally Connected

    72% of employees surveyed said they like having access to technology and the Internet in the office.

Is an office job a blessing or a grind? Judging by recent survey results from CareerBuilder, it looks like both descriptions apply. Like most office workers, many IT professionals can't avoid the daily confines of life in a cubicle. However, employees in a range of industries cite a number of advantages to working in an office environment, including the enhanced opportunity to stay connected to company developments, co-workers and organizational influencers. Perhaps this is why three out of four of these workers said they're content in their current roles. On the not-so-hot side of the equation, they aren't thrilled about the constant monotony and lack of physical activity. In fact, nearly three out of five office professionals said they're overweight. "Everyone has a different definition of the ideal work experience," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. "With any job, it's important to find a work environment that is suited to your work style and interests and where you can thrive." A total of 2,095 office employees took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2014-06-24
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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