White Paper: “Flexible Work: Rhetoric and Reality”

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White paper sponsored and originally published by Citrix Online in December 2011

FlexibleWork Rhetoric and Reality

Old habits die hard. Even with all the hype, publicity, and discussion about how we’re now living in a world where people can work “any time, any place,” our research suggests that reality for many knowledge workers continues to lag well behind that vision of ultimate workplace flexibility.

In 2008 we conducted a survey of over 750 knowledge workers and managers to learn about their work patterns, their use of technology, and their likes and dislikes about the IT tools they depend on. Now, in 2011, we have conducted a second, similar (though not identical) survey that revisits those questions as well as assesses what kind of progress, if any, the corporate world is making in embracing flexible work. As the research shows, it is still true that old habits, such as in-office work, die a very slow death.

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