Telecommuting a Growing Desire among Workers

November 29, 2007 ( - A new study released by Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc., shows that 62% of workers and small business owners who currently do not have the ability to do their jobs away from their office agreed they would like to be able to do so.

According to a press release on the study, “the ability to work remotely or away from the office at least some of the time” is near the top of the list of the “extra” benefits employees desire: 14% percent of those polled cited its relative value – ahead of stock options (13%) and on-site child care (11%). Workers polled in the 18-34 age group were most likely to rank working remotely as a top desire (70%).

The survey found 23% of American workers and 41% of small business owners polled regularly work from home or another offsite location, relying on Web technology, such as the Internet, e-mail, or programs that allow them to remotely access their office computers or meet with colleagues online, to do so.

The survey was conducted September 14-18 by the polling company, inc. via telephone interviews with 600 American adults (18+) who are currently in the workforce or have plans to enter the workforce within three years with an oversample of 100 small business owners.

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