Citrix commissioned a survey of 5,000 U.S. office workers that hold positions which could be carried out remotely. These are most likely to be knowledge workers who effectively think for a living.
The study found that 70% of office workers who currently reside in cities say they would be very or fairly likely to relocate to the suburbs if it wouldn't impede their career. Lower costs and better worklife balance were cited as the most common drivers (83% and 77% respectively). Other key findings included:
- 85% say they could do their job effectively from any location
- 81% felt a rural location would offer better worklife balance
The full study can be downloaded here.
63 million Americans hold jobs that could be done at home, but fewer than 3 million actually work away from the office most of the time, according to research we did for Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. Our research looked at statistics from public and private sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, and we from what...
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Fredric Paul, in a post over at Enterprise Efficiency, suggested our research is biased. Says it’s all too good to be true. He didn’t bother to contact us before he wrote, so we left a comment there with some initial thoughts and referred readers here for the rest of the story. In his post he writes: Citrix Online, which makes remote access products, natch, has...