More Workers Web Commuting
With technology making it easier than ever for workers to access their office computers remotely, more people are working from home and other offsite locations, according to a recent study by the polling company.
In a survey of 600 U.S. workers, 23 percent said they regularly work from somewhere other than the office, while another 62 percent said they would like to. Of 100 small-business owners polled, 41 percent said they work from home on a regular basis.
"The evidence is strong that web commuting represents a future where the workplace will be everywhere," Kellyanne Conway, CEO and president of the Washington-based polling firm, said in a statement. "Employers should take heed, if they want to attract and retain talent, because web commuting is a benefit people value highly."
The study, "Web Commuting & the American Workforce," was sponsored by Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS).