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Professionals spend an average of 90,000 hours working over the course of a lifetime. That’s half of the waking hours in your working adult life. So with over half a billion professionals on LinkedIn, we have taken a closer look at what success means to you. What are you in it for? Why do you get up and go to work every day?
In rather a hodge-podge of survey questions, this Linked-In poll shows:
- 96% don't care about a corner office
- 89% say skills are more important than titles
- 86% don't care about having an admirable job
- 69% work primarliy to pay the bills
- 39% feel successful when teaching others
- 36% get their satisfaction from moonlighting
- 34% would take a paycut in exchange for a flexible schedule
Dell’s goal of 50,000 employees telecommuting by 2020 driven by real estate savings and sustainability
"Whether you call it telecommuting, remote work, mobile work or distributed work, these flexible-work arrangements are here to stay, ...says Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, a San Diego-based consulting firm that specializes in flexible-workplace strategies."
Already 20k Dell employees work at home and average of about 10 days a month. Their program dates back to 2009 when they discovered their office space was grossly underutilized.
2017 Gallup survey shows more than half of employees are willing to walk for workplace flexibility and privacy
"More than half of office workers (54%) say they would leave their job for one that offers flexible work time.
Roughly four in 10 would do the same for privacy or a personal workspace or office.
One-third would change jobs for a door they can shut or a work environment that has a comfortable temperature."
Come on employers! Your people are voting with their feet. If you want to hire and retain the best people, give them what they want and need.
Gallup finds huge shift in employee engagement among remote employees. Highest now among those who do so 60-80% of the time, up from 20% of the time just last year.
All employees who spend at least some (but not all) of their time working remotely have higher engagement than those who
don’t ever work remotely. And the tipping point for optimal engagement has
increased dramatically — from less than 20% of time to 60% to 80% of time
The report also found those who work remotely 2-3 days a week feel substantially more productive than those who are office-bound or are who work remotely less frequently.