Reducing the time employees spend in their cars is one of the best things a business can do for itself, according to a new report published by Avison Young, a major Canadian real estate company with significant presence in the U.S.

"The verdict from employees is clear," states the report. "They do not like long commutes and they are willing to make sacrifices in order to minimize commuting time."

Allowing workers to telecommute more often or setting them up with ride-sharing or public transportation options will make workers happier, more productive and help the company save money on accommodating parking.

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