NEW RESEARCH REVEALS MAJOR MYTHS IN THE TELEWORK DEBATE AND A GROWING STRUGGLE IN OPEN OFFICES

More Women Put in Hours at the Office and in Cubes While More Men Telework

Our latest national research shatters myths about who is working where and reveals new realities along with new struggles facing full-time employees and how they work.  Using a national probability survey of 556 full-time employed adults, we looked at both telework and the growing open office trend and found the way employees work today has changed dramatically.  Our concern is organizations have been slow to acknowledge and adapt to this fundamentally new and different work reality and as such may compromise the performance and wellbeing of both their business and employees.  This research was made possible with the support of Quest Diagnostics and is based on a December 2013 telephone survey conducted by ORC International with a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.  Findings and analysis are solely FSG/WLF’s.

Men outpace women by a wide margin when it comes to telework – doing work from home, business center or another location – while women are more likely putting their hours in at their employer’s office according to new research that dispels long-standing telework myths and explores the increasing struggles of the open office trend.

Work Life Fit Where Work infographic

Work Life Fit Where Work infographic

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