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Workplace flexibility survey
A deeper dive into flexible work options
Today’s professionals are taking advantage of flexible work options, despite the potential consequences those options might have for their professional growth. And they’re looking to leadership to advance a culture of well-being and flexibility in the organization. Take a deeper dive into Deloitte’s flexible work survey results to learn more.
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Deloitte’s marketplace survey on workplace flexibility
Despite potential consequences to professional growth, today’s workforce values and prioritizes the use of flexible work options.
Deloitte’s external marketplace flexible work survey of 1,000 US professionals explores the value of workplace flexibility, while also providing insight into what leaders must do to get on the same page as their workforce.
The findings indicate that 94 percent of respondents say they would benefit from work flexibility, with the top gains being less stress/improved mental health, and better integration of work and personal life.
In addition, the survey found that:
- Potential consequences to professional growth may deter professionals. One out of three professionals say that nothing would keep them from taking advantage of workplace flexibility. However, nearly 30 percent say potential consequences to their professional growth and lack of trust from leadership would prevent them from using flexible work options offered.
- Traditional offices remain top of mind. Eighty percent of professionals agree that a traditional work setting—defined as regular attendance at an office or working normal business hours—is important for advancing their career.
- When companies offer options, professionals use them. Among the professionals whose companies offers flexible work options, 82 percent say they have used them. The options valued the most were flexible work hours and remote work, including work from home. A compressed workweek came in at a distant third.
- Workplace flexibility can drive better mental health. Forty-three percent of professionals cite less stress and better mental health as the No. 1 benefit of work flexibility and better work-life integration as No.2. One in three professionals say work flexibility would increase their job satisfaction and morale, and almost 30 percent say it would increase their overall productivity or efficiency at work.
- Professionals are looking to leaders to advance the culture of flexibility. Fifty-two percent of professionals say the CEO or management has the greatest impact on advancing flexibility within their organization.
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