Home vs. the Office: Even Workers Can't Choose

By Deborah Rothberg  |  Posted 07-19-2006

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.

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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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