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Flextime more important than remote work – but both highly rated

February 2, 2022

Courtesy of ASE

95% of people surveyed want flexible hours, compared with 78% of workers who want location flexibility, according to a new report from Future Forum, a consortium focused on reimagining the future of work led by Slack Technologies Inc. The survey also found that 72% of workers who weren’t happy with their level of flexibility—whether time or location—are likely to seek out a new opportunity in the next year. Focusing on how many hours people are working is outdated, Sheela Subramanian, vice president of the Future Forum said: “It really needs to be a shift from presenteeism and activity tracking to actually understanding the results that people are driving and the value that they’re creating.”

Among executives surveyed, 71% said they work in the office at least three days a week; 63% of nonexecutive employees said they go in as often. There’s a sharper divide between their preferences. Executives working remotely were far more likely than nonexecutives to say they want to work at least three days a week in the office, at 75% versus 37% of employees. 

Source:  The Wall Street Journal 1/25/22

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