Employees Want Their Company to Make Work Permanently Flexible

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NEW YORK, NY& — More than seven of 10 employees (76%) say they want their company to make work permanently flexible in terms of schedule and/or location. But their desire for work flexibility is being met with a conflicting message—employees report that their employer thinks they are more innovative and work harder on-site, according to a survey commissioned by Catalyst and CNBC, conducted by Harris Poll. In the survey of 903 respondents in the United States, the data shows that flexible-work options are critical for employees—76% of people say they want their company to make work permanently flexible in terms of schedule and/or location. The report, The Great Work/Life Divide: How Employee Desire for Flexibility and Concern from Companies Is Driving the Future of Work, shows that the “Great Resignation”—the mass, voluntary exodus from the workforce—will continue if companies and managers don’t demonstrate more empathy or care and understanding for employees’ concerns as well as life/work needs. “This survey is a wake-up call for CEOs,” said Lorraine Hariton, Catalyst President & CEO. “The 9-to-5, in-the-office paradigm is outdated, and if you don’t respond to your employees’ needs by offering flexible and remote-work options and by showing empathy, you are going...

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