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.
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