Companies spend billions on rent, offices, and office equipment so their employees will have a great place to work.
However, when you ask people where they go when they really need to get something done, you’ll rarely hear them say it’s the office.
If you ask, you’ll usually get one of three kinds of responses: A place, a moving object, or a time.
Source: Why the office is the worst place to work – CNN.com
Obviously, as with all generalizations, there are exceptions. However, for “creative” jobs (programming, music, graphics, art, writing, designing, etc.) I think this is largely true.