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Variation of location: workers want time outside the office

Published: Friday, 10 August 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Graduates and university students of the future may work in locations as diverse as the beach or on mountain tops, if the current crop of office workers get their wish.

A YouGov study, produced for T-Mobile, into the office environment has revealed that many employees feel that varying their working location would benefit them and their bosses.

According to the figures almost half believe that varying working locations would improve productivity and a further 46 per cent felt that it could improve the work/life balance.

When picking alternative locations office workers ideas ranged from more traditional places like the home to more outlandish venues such as the beach and mountain tops.

Derek Williamson at T-Mobile UK, said: "The ability to change locations, or work from home when appropriate, can enhance productivity, motivation levels and general wellbeing."

Recent research by ntl:Telewest has shown that home workers spent more time with their family but felt out of touch with company changes.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18241784-ADNFCR

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