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Working away from office increases productivity

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Almost a third of office workers have admitted they would be more inspired if they worked away from the office, according to recent research.

The survey of 1,025 office workers, conducted by YouGov for T-Mobile, found that 48 per cent say that a change in working location would increase their productivity levels, whilst 46 per cent think it would improve their work-life balance.

The research also found that 37 per cent of workers felt frustrated at being restricted to one location and 65 per cent indicated that they would like flexible working options in the future.

The results highlight the growing need amongst workers to move away from traditional office surroundings, which may be affecting productivity and energy levels.

Derek Williamson, head of business marketing at T-Mobile UK, said that there is a strong desire amongst office workers to move away from the traditional nine-to-six working day, restricted to a fixed environment: “The ability to change locations, or work from home when appropriate, can enhance productivity, motivation levels and general wellbeing. Providing staff with the right technology and services to work effectively on the move means they can gain inspiration from new surroundings and make better use of unproductive ‘dead-time’.”

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