Location, Location, Location
The physical office space remains an important destination for collaboration, despite advances in technology and communication, according to a study by Oxford Properties and Environics Research Group. The report, released this morning notes a strong desire for reducing commutes. One third of those surveyed said they would be willing to work an extra three hours per week in exchange for a reasonable commute to the office. (That's bad news for "morning zoo" radio.) 50% of respondents said that commute time is the No. 1 factor that would cause them to choose one employer over another when all other factors are constant. Another highlight: the average respondent works only 1.8 days from home per month.