Surprising Data Around How We Work

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CO-SPONSORED BY Employees Feel Surprisingly Trusted but Inefficiencies Abound in How We Work MY BOSS TRUSTS ME to get my job or work done regardless of where and when I do my job or work. WHERE WORK GETS DONE 9 out of 10 say… 28 33% remote location 34% cube/open office 28% private office Men continue to represent the majority of teleworkers, 3 out of 5 in 2015, but the percentage of women increased significantly (39%) from (29%) 2013. WE TURN TO TECHNOLOGY MORE THAN EACH OTHER Tools “frequently” used to inform supervisors and colleagues about work progress or performance: NEARLY 55% 43% 60% meet in person. use phone. Gen-Y (59%) & Gen-X (58%) significantly more likely to meet than Boomers (46%). use email, word documents or spreadsheets. Remote workers were more likely than those who work in a cube/open office to use phone. TECHNOLOGY AIDS WORKING FLEXIBLY & IN TEAMS BUT BACKLASH NOTED, ESPECIALLY AMONG MEN Almost 7 out of 10 feel the increase in workplace technology has made it easier to collaborate & communicate with colleagues. More than half said it made it easier to work flexibly. 28% said technology created more work. Nearly 1/4 feel a “bit like ‘big brother’ is watching you,”with men significantly more likely than women to voice that view. EMPLOYERS COMMITTED BUT TRAINING LACKING Almost all employees (96%) have work life flexibility. 56% said their employer still has a strong commitment to work life flexibility, up from 46% in 2013. 8 out of 10 never used project management software. 2/3 never used video/web conferencing. But, more than half (52%) received no training or guidance to help manage work life flexibility. Read the Full Report at Findings are based upon a national probability survey of 617 full-time employed adults conducted by ORC International July 9–12 and 16–19, 2015 for Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit, Inc. The survey has a margin of error of +/– 4 percent. Findings and analysis are solely FSG/WLF’s. This research is the most recent installment in a biennial series of FSG/WLF studies that have monitored the national progress of issues related to work life flexibility from the individual’s point of view since 2006. The 2015 survey was co-sponsored by Citrix.

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