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Nearly all professionals say they need flexibility, but only half say their job offers it

Nearly all professionals say they need flexibility, but only half say their job offers it
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"In our study on flexibility in the modern workforce, we set out to determine whether a gap exists between flexibility supply and demand. In other words, how many people need flexibility, and how many people actually have it? To find out, we surveyed 1,583 white-collar professionals representative of the U.S. workforce at large."

Source: hbr.org

While more than 9 out of 10 professionals surveyed say they want flexibility in when and where they work, less than half have it. The study also found:

  • Only 29% felt the way the worked was sustainable over time
  • Only 37% felt inspired by their workspace
  • Only 29% said they brought their whole self to work

 

Respondents without flexibility were:

  • 2x more likely to quit
  • 2x more likely to be dissatisfied with work 
  • Had employee net promoter scores 48 points lower

 

The study suggests a wide range of flexible work options including flexible hours, flexible location, reduced travel, and part-time work. 

 

 

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