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"Although managers expect their employees to be at their best at all hours of the workday, it’s an unrealistic expectation. Employees may want to be their best at all hours, but their natural circadian rhythms will not always align with this desire. Why you should answer all your emails at 3PM."
We've all seen the evidence, but we just don't pay attention. Can you imagine the reaction you'd get if found napping at your desk? Yet, it would actually improve your performance.
Only a handful (6.2%) of new jobs, offer both decent salaries and the opportunity of flexible working, new research has revealed.
The report referenced here points out that lack of flexible work options are causing some employees to "trade down" to positions that offer more flexibility.
"To better capture the specific “whys” of resistance, as well gather data on typical current and future planned work environments, Stegmeier Consulting Group is conducting a research study – the 2015 State of the Open Office. The brief (8 multiple choice questions), anonymous survey will allow those in the workplace sector to inject some real data into the often one-sided discussion of open offices."
It's a really short survey and much needed data.
Those people who have spent the last 25 years proclaiming the death of the office are ignoring the facts that a) it works and b) we like it."
I'm not sure I agree with the premise that people prefer the office. After all, 60% to 80% of global employees say they'd prefer to work at home, at least part of the time. But, as the author point out, it's not an either/or. Research shows that two to three days a week in either location is the sweet spot for most.