Debate about the changing place of work has been characterised by two positions. On the one hand, there are those who emphasise that work is increasingly becoming an activity not a place because it is being detached from the physical confines of the office or factory. In the media, this view is often found in 'end of the office' style headlines. On the other hand, there are commentators who downplay the extent of change, choosing instead to emphasise the large numbers of workers who continue to work within the physical confines of offices and plants, often at a particular desk or work station on a daily basis. This paper explores these views and concludes that the changing location has been dramatic for some, but for others there has been little change.

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